The European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have been official dialogue partners since 1977. With the Enhanced Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument (E-READI), they want to support the regional integration of ASEAN, promote peer learning, and facilitate exchange within the ASEAN region through sectoral political dialogue. adelphi supports this programme in its goal of strengthening cooperation to tackle regional and global environmental problems and enhancing specific climate dialogue.
In order to identify how ASEAN and its member states (AMS) can best move forward in the process of formulation long-term strategies (LTS) in accordance with the Paris Climate Agreement, E-READI conducted a Scoping Study, which accumulated global practice and identified lessons learnt from already developed LTS; observed where AMS currently stand in the LTS development process, including their challenges and opportunities; and proposed recommendations for advancing and harmonising LTS in the ASEAN region. This policy brief summarises the main findings and recommendations from this study.