Some twenty-two participants attended a three-day workshop on the ASEAN Negotiating Group on Agriculture (ANGA) coordination meeting and United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations training in Bangkok, Thailand from 18 to 20 September 2019.
The meeting, chaired by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Viet Nam, aimed to facilitate preparation and coordination of ASEAN Member States (AMS) in developing joint positions with a specific focus on Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA), as well as to strengthen the capacities of AMS for engaging in climate governance frameworks.
The objectives of the regional workshop and training are:
- To strengthen capacities of ANGA representatives for negotiations at the UNFCCC and as well as of other representatives of ASEAN Member States (AMS) engaged in UNFCCC negotiations
- To facilitate coordination among AMS to develop joint positions for the UNFCCC negotiations, with a specific focus on the upcoming calls for submissions under KJWA
- To promote the creation of an “ANGA identity”
- To agree on next steps for preparing for and engaging in the COP25