The calendar year 2019 was a highly memorable and eventful one for Climate Action Network Southeast Asia (CANSEA) for addressing climate change issues in the region.
Three member organisations took the lead in creating multistakeholder alliances in their countries, while our node facilitated discussions among CAN nodes in Asia and Australia. Further, CANSEA was invited by Climate Investment Funds of the World Bank as a co-partner to organise its regional consultation in Singapore.
CANSEA continued with its role as a core partner of the Shifting Financial Flows to Invest in Low Carbon Development in Indonesia. Philippines and Vietnam or SHIFT SEA project. The project provided opportunities for CANSEA to actively participate in regional and global events and highlight region-related issues.
While Southeast Asia is identified as the region of 10 countries with membership to the intergovernmental body known as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN, CANSEA is represented in five of them – Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
During the year, CANSEA’s membership increased by one to 19. The new member was HIVOS SEA in Indonesia.