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  ASEAN Side Event at COP21 Paris

1.       COP21 Paris Climate Conference

Global Environment Centre (GEC) and Wetlands International operated a joint exhibition booth to highlight peatlands and climate change including climate change actions by ASEAN member states. The achievements of the ASEAN Peatland Forests Project (APFP) and SEApeat projects were highlighted to visitors. 

On 2nd December, a side event entitled “Towards a Low Carbon and Climate-Resilient ASEAN Community Post-2015 with a Focus on Sustainable Solutions for Peatland Fires and Haze” was held at UNFCCC Conference Center in Paris. The side event was jointly organised by the ASEAN Secretariat and Global Environment Centre (GEC), the event attracted around 80 participants.

Materials are as follows:

 APFP Summary video :


Another side event was held on 5th December, entitled “ASEAN Cooperation on Climate Change and Post-2015 Vision” at Viet Nam Pavilion in the COP21 conference center. It discussed ASEAN’s regional strategies, action plan, and targets for contributing to the UNFCCC objectives and outlined potential coordinated strategies and policies for low carbon and climate resilient development at regional level in view of the ASEAN Community’s Post-2015 Vision.


Lessons learned from the implementation of the APFP-SEApeat projects were also shared at the Global Landscape Forum held on 5-6 December, at Palais de Congress in Paris.