Webinar Series on Southeast Asian Countries’ Updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs): Spotlight on Lao PDR and Myanmar


About the Webinar

Under Article 4 of the 2015 Paris Agreement, State parties are required to “prepare, communicate and maintain successive nationally determined contributions” (Article 4.5) and to do so “every five years in accordance with decision 1/CP21” (Article 4.9). Countries are encouraged to show “progression” and “higher ambition” with each successive update. The Climate Change in Southeast Asia Programme at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute will be delivering a Webinar Series on Southeast Asian countries’ new or updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) that are due to be submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) this year. The first webinar of this series will shine a spotlight on the key features of Lao PDR’s and Myanmar’s updated 2020 NDC targets, the progress of their NDCs and the long-term low emissions development strategies, as well as opportunities and challenges in the implementation of the NDCs moving forward.

About the Speakers

Ms. Daovinh Souphonphacdy is Deputy Director of Climate Change Management Promotion Division, Department of Climate Change, Lao PDR’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. In this capacity since 2015, Ms. Souphonphacdy has been taking charge of various important tasks, including the drafting of the Decree of Climate Change which was approved by the Prime Minister of Lao PDR in September 2019. Ms. Souphonphacdy earned her M.Sc degree from the Department of Agriculture and Resources Economics, Kyushu University, Japan.

Dr. San Win is Deputy Director of the Environment Conservation Department (ECD), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, Myanmar. He is also the National Focal Point of Myanmar in the ASEAN Working Group on Climate Change (AWGCC). Prior to joining the ECD in 2012, Dr. San Win was with the Forest Department for 18 years overseeing the Forestry sector in management, conservation, law and policy. He also served as the FAO’s forestry extensionist and the UNEP’s coordination consultant. Dr. San Win is actively engaged in environmental matters, particularly the climate change negotiation and coordination with domestic and international stakeholders, and the implementation of international commitments, including the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement. Dr. San Win earned his B.Sc degree in Forestry from the University Forestry and Environmental Science, Myanmar, a Masters degree in Rural Development Management (MRDM) from Khon Kaen University, Thailand, and a Ph.D degree in Environmental Technology from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand.


This webinar will be delivered online entirely. You can join the webinar at the specified date and time using devices (computer, phone, or tablet) with internet connection.

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Aug 12 2020


10:00 am - 11:00 am