ASEAN for Climate Action at COP 16

Climate change

Southeast Asia and climate change The biggest and the most imminent challenge that Southeast Asia faces today is climate change. With agriculture-based economies and dependence on natural resources, and with the bulk of its populations and economic activities concentrated along…

UN Climate Negotiations in Bangkok


The ASEAN and climate change A-FAB is campaigning to influence the ASEAN to play a much bigger role in addressing climate change. In the past several years, the ASEAN has been redefining itself as a more meaningful regional and international…

A-FAB Submerged Hands & ASEAN Logos

What A-FAB asks from the ASEAN

A-FAB envisions an ASEAN that is more pro-active in participating within the Group of 77 and China and in engaging the UNFCCC. It would like ASEAN to pool together and leverage with its strengths and resources towards ensuring that the…

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PRESS RELEASE: Take ambitious climate actions for 2015 agreement, ASEAN member-states urged

Without a fair and ambitious global climate treaty forged in Paris at the end of the year, the world may lose the historic opportunity to take a “U-turn” from fossil fuel dependence to a low-carbon and climate-resilient path, and Southeast…


POLICY BRIEF: Developing Intended Nationally Determined Contributions

A-FAB’s latest policy brief is out! Authored by Dr. Gary Theseira of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in Malaysia, this paper looks at different ways for Southeast Asian governments to maximise the development of their INDCs. Download the…


PRESS RELEASE: A-FAB urges French president Hollande to pledge more funds to help Southeast Asia vs climate crisis

26 February 2015, Manila, Philippines — French president Francois Hollande must lead developed nations in hammering out a global climate deal that will prepare poor nations for climate change, a group of non-governmental organizations said. “As a region severely affected…

Flood Documentation in Bangkok

Weathering Extremes

by Zelda Soriano, Legal and Political Advisor, Greenpeace Southeast Asia As I write this, masses of people of different nationalities and cultures are marching in New York ahead of the UN Climate Summit on September 23. Now, New York might…

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5 common misconceptions about Renewable Energy

by Johanna Fernandez Renewable energy (RE) has certainly been getting more global attention now than in past decades. There’s been a massive volume of success stories surfacing, on small- and large-scale renewable energy projects all around the world. But for…

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Avoiding Pandora’s Box: ASEAN and Energy Cooperation

by Riza Bernabe, Policy and Research Coordinator, Oxfam-GROW East Asia The Greek mythology talks about Pandora’s Box, which when opened released a host of evils and tribulations upon the earth.  The recently released report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate…

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