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Enabling climate action: analysis and recommendations from climate and environmental defenders from the Philippines, Indonesia and Cambodia
 

Cambodia
Indonesia
Philippines
Project ID
110241
Total Funding
CAD 483,500.00
IDRC Officer
Kundan Mishra
Project Status
Active
Duration
30 months

Programs and partnerships

Lead institution(s)

Project leader:
Lia Mai Alonzo
Philippines

Summary

Southeast Asia is one of the most climate-vulnerable regions in the world. Civil society organizations, especially from the most affected sectors such as the farmers, fisherfolk and Indigenous people, fill in the gaps of climate action.Read more

Southeast Asia is one of the most climate-vulnerable regions in the world. Civil society organizations, especially from the most affected sectors such as the farmers, fisherfolk and Indigenous people, fill in the gaps of climate action. However, violations of the civil and political rights of environmental human rights defenders by governments and corporations have increased and worsened over the years. The shrinking civic space has hampered the important work of environmental defenders amidst the climate crisis.

This project investigates interlinkages between climate and environmental defense and shrinking civic spaces at the national and subregional level to develop strategies for protection of climate defenders in Southeast Asia. Using a participatory research methodology, a series of case studies will focus on alliance strategies, risk mitigation measures of climate defenders, particularly women environment defenders, strengthened accountability of state and non-state actors, and opportunities to improve protection for climate defenders at national and regional levels.