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ASEAN Working Group on Climate Change (AWGCC)


6th ASEAN Working Group on Climate Change (AWGCC) at Vientiane, Lao PDR, 12 May 2015 (Photo source: CITC)

The ASEAN Working Group on Climate Change (AWGCC) was established in 2009 to oversee the implementation of the relevant action lines in the ASCC Blueprint. The Action Plan on Joint Response to Climate Change was also developed in 2012 to provide a more detailed reference in implementing the Blueprint. The AWGCC will serve as the implementing body under the framework of ASEAN Climate Change Initiative (ACCI) for the implementation of the Action Plan. The ACCI will function as a consultative forum to promote coordination and collaboration among various ASEAN sectoral bodies dealing with sectors affected by climate change such as energy, forestry, agriculture, disaster management etc, to ensure a well coordinated and integrated approach to address climate change.
 
Focal Office:
Environmental Management Bureau (EMB)
Focal Persons:
Focal Point
       MR. ALBERT A. MAGALANG
       Chief, Climate Change Division
       DENR - Environmental Management Bureau
       Tel. Nos. - (632) 920 2251
Commitments:
In the 24th ASEAN Summit in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on 11th May 2014, ASEAN member states committed themselves to pursuing a successful COP20 as a crucial step towards elaborating a 2015 agreement at COP21 for the post-2020 period.
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The ASEAN Action Plan on Joint Response to Climate Change was developed in 2012 to provide a more detailed reference in implementing the Blueprint. A US$15 million regional project titled "Rehabilitation and Sustainable Use of Peatland Forests in Southeast Asia," was implemented from 2009 to 2014 to undertake measures to prevent peatland fires, the major source of smoke haze in the region.
This Page was updated on 17 May 2018 and will be updated on 17 September 2018
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