Spenden für die Stiftung Asienhaus

China-Programm

The Climate Crisis and Civil Society Dialogue in Asia

Introduction

The project aims to establish platforms for stakeholders from civil society, business, and politics to engage in discussions regarding opportunities and challenges of foreign investments in the fight against the climate crisis. Over the next three years, we will facilitate the creation of transnational civil society initiatives aimed at addressing the climate crisis in Asia. We foster dialogue and collaboration among civil society actors from China, Europe, Nepal, and Indonesia to address climate-damaging effects of foreign investments. Our goal is a unified international approach to the fight against climate change.

Goals

Two project objectives are derived from this: 1) Civil society organizations from China, Europe, Indonesia, and Nepal have collaborated on climate impacts of foreign investment projects in Indonesia and Nepal with involved stakeholders. 2) Best practices are shared in global climate forums.

In this sense, the China Programme would like to contribute to the realization of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and possible climate partnerships with Chinese actors against the background of the EU-China Strategic Outlook of 2019. From a cross-sectional perspective, the project also touches upon SDGs 5, 7, 11, 13,16 and 17.

 

Fieldwork Grants

The China Programme of Stiftung Asienhaus invites civil society organisations from Indonesia to conduct small scale fieldwork projects on foreign investments in the country with a focus on possible climate damages caused.

Fieldwork projects may include the following:

  • Short term field research
  • Community campaigns
  • Information publications
  • Stakeholder exchanges
  • Video and social media advocacy…

We are going to invite grantees to enter a dialogue on the impact the foreign investment projects have on climate change with trusted Chinese civil society representatives from Stiftung Asienhaus’s NGO network. There will be opportunities for digital capacity and network building for Chinese and Indonesian civil society organisations. Eventually, fieldwork project results will be published in a joint bilingual publication.

The Call for Application will start February 2024. If you are already interested in receiving more information please contact us at china-programm(at)asienhaus.de
 

Funding

The project is funded under the title “The Climate Crisis and Civil Society Advocacy in Asia", reference number N-ASL-2022-0263 by Bread for the World (November 2022 to October 2025).

Special thanks to Bread for the World for their generous support.