Climate Change a Priority for EU-ASEAN Cooperation

2 May 2014, Jakarta (Indonesia). READI supported the EU and ASEAN in organising the second ASEAN-EU Roundtable on Climate Change, which was held in the Indonesian capitol Jakarta today.

Senior officials in charge of environment and climate change from ASEAN member states and the ASEAN Secretariat met with senior EU officials in charge of the global climate negotiations and representatives of the EU Delegation in Jakarta.

Mr. Peter Wehrheim, Head of the Unit for Climate Finance and Deforestation at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action, led the EU’s delegation to the roundtable and presented the EU’s Climate and Energy Framework for 2030.

Participants exchanged views and information on the forthcoming UNFCCC climate change talks, REDD+ and the proposed 2015 agreement. Participants also discussed funding modalities for national mitigation and adaptation efforts, in agriculture and forestry and others.

The EU and ASEAN participants expressed their hope that the dialogue would continue in 2015, then perhaps for a full day and including a section on a specific technical issue relevant to ASEAN and EU.



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