Membership Criteria

In order to be eligible for CANSEA membership the member must:

  1. Be an organization, individuals are not eligible for membership;
  2. Be recommended by preferably at least 2 bonafide members in good standing;
  3. Be independent from government and business sectors;
  4. Have climate change issues as its major concern;

Membership Application Process

All applicants are required to complete the CANSEA Membership Application Form, which can be found below and attach to it all required documentation. Applicants are then requested to send the application form to their National Coordinator, in the case of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand (where CANSEA currently has a National node) and to the Regional Coordinator in all other cases. The following process will then take place.

For applications to National Nodes (Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand):

  • Once the application form and supporting documents are submitted to the National Node Coordinator, the National Coordinator will ensure all requirements are met, seeking any clarifications from the applicant.
  • The application will then be circulated to existing national members for comments for a period of 2 weeks.
  • Once this period is over and no comments have arisen, the application will be forwarded to the CANSEA Coordinator.
  • It will then be circulated to the other National Nodes Coordinators for comments. If there is no objection within 2 weeks, the Regional Coordinator will advise the National Node Coordinator of the application approval.
  • The National Node Coordinator will then inform the applicant of the decision of the application. The applicant will then be considered a CAN, CANSEA and National Node member.
  • The Regional Coordinator will then advise CANSEA and CAN of the new member and request the contact person be included on CANTalk.

For applications where there is currently no national node (all other countries in Southeast Asia):

  • Once the application form and supporting documents are submitted to the CANSEA Coordintor, the CANSEA Coordinator will ensure all requirements are met, seeking any  clarifications from the applicant.
  • The application will then be circulated to all existing CANSEA members for comments for a period of one month.
  • Once this period is over and no comments have arisen, the CANSEA Coordinator will then inform the applicant of the decision of the application. The applicant will then be considered a CAN and CANSEA member.
  • The Regional Coordinator will then advise CANSEA and CAN of the new member and request the contact person be included on CANTalk.

Membership Fee

Please note there are no membership fees to join CANSEA.

Membership Application Form

The CANSEA Membership Application Form seeks to capture all the information required to ensure CANSEA members meet the above criteria and requests the following:

  1. Full name of organisation;
  2. Organisation contact details;
  3. Its constitution or statutes, indicating its legal status in the country (in English)
  4. Details of the organisation’s democratic governance and accountability;
  5. List of current funders;
  6. A written undertaking that if the organisation is admitted, it will abide by the CANSEA Charter and CAN Charter

The PDF version of the CANSEA Membership Application Form can be found here.

Please return your application form to the relevant National/Regional Coordinator according to the application process above.

National Coordinators:
Indonesia:[Name and email]
Malaysia: [Name and email]
Thailand: [Name and email]

Regional Coordinator: [Name and email]

If you have any questions about the application process please contact the Regional Coordinator, here.

What can you do?

If you would like to help CANSEA address some of the pressing climate change issues we are facing, you can contact your local CANSEA organisation for more information on what you needs to be done in your country.

as of March 2015

Indonesia

  1. Institute for Essential Service Reform (IESR)
  2. Yayasan Pelangi Indonesia
  3. WWF Indonesia

Malaysia

  1. Centre for Environment, Technology and Development (CETDEM)
  2. Environmental Protection Society Malaysia (EPSM)
  3. Global Environment Centre (GEC)
  4. Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)
  5. WWF Malaysia

 

Thailand

  1. Renewable Energy Institute of Thailand Foundation
  2. Sustainability Watch Thailand
  3. Forest and Farmers Foundation
  4. Community Empowerment Institute
  5. Climate Watch Thailand

By-Law

Climate Action Network Southeast Asia (CANSEA) is presently composed of 4 countries of Southeast Asia namely: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. Each country is represented on the Steering Committee by 3 persons namely the National Coordinator and 2 Steering Committee Members chosen from among the member organizations of each country member of CANSEA. The Regional Coordinator is rotated every two years around the member countries and is chosen by the Steering Committee of the host country. The Steering Committee should meet twice a year at least.