Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme

Intended Nationally Determined Contributions from Forestry in ASEAN Countries

June 21, 2016

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States have carried out individual and collective actions to address climate change, including curbing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, taking into consideration common but differentiated responsibilities, national circumstances and respective capacities, among others. ASEAN Leaders have also supported the process under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to arrive at a common understanding of the global goal to reduce emissions to pave the way for a new climate change agreement. In doing so, ASEAN Leaders have issued Joint Declarations and Statements in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014 and 20151. In their most recent Joint Declaration on Climate Change, ASEAN Leaders called upon Member States to work effectively and in good faith for an agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention and submit Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) in advance of the 21st UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP-21) in Paris in December 2015.