Climate Change Diplomacy
Workshop in Kuala Lumpur / Malaysia, April 18-19, 2012
The first workshop of the cluster “Climate Change Diplomacy – Prospects for Regional and Global Agreements” took place in Kuala Lumpur / Malaysia on April 18-19, 2012. Altogether, 15 people participated in this first closed brainstorming workshop. Among others, representatives from the European Commission Directorate-General Climate Action, the Delegation of the European Union to Malaysia, the British High Commission in Malaysia, the Climate Change Commission of the Philippines, the British Grantham Institute for Climate Change, E3G and the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore attended this event. Due to this high level of participants, the discussions were very fruitful and detailed. The researchers and policymakers from Asia and Europe brought in various perspectives on the topic. Thus, the group was able to identify areas for common action and topics the “EU-Asia Dialogue” could focus on. Besides individual studies on the diplomatic strategies of key countries, the role of non-state actors in the negotiations, the influence of bilateral initiatives and the EU`s as well as ASEAN`s perspective on the international negotiations shall be further examined.
Photo: Discussion during the workshop