GMACCC Chair speaks on Reframing the Global Climate Discourse

7 June 2024

GMACCC Chairman, Major General Munir Muniruzzaman (Ret.) was a speaker at the 37th Asia-Pacific Roundtable: Crisis in an Interregnum in Kuala Lumpur, 4-6 June 2024.

He was a panellist in the season on Reframing the global climate discourse on 5 June 2024.

According to the event page: “While awareness and diplomatic efforts on climate action have intensified, the gap between promises and impact continues to widen. Agendas largely shaped by Western narratives have created disproportionate expectations on developing countries despite the principle of ‘common but differentiated responsibilities.’ In what ways do nations exhibit climate hypocrisy through their actions compared with their stated commitments? How are developed and developing countries experiencing climate risks differently? How can we bridge the North-South divide to work towards a more equitable solution? What role should non-state actors, such as activists and lobbies, play in climate negotiations for a more inclusive climate governance?

The Asia-Pacific Roundtable (APR) is the signature international conference of the Institute of Strategic & International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia. At its core, the APR is a Southeast Asian conference discussing key issues impacting on the Asia-Pacific. It is one of the region’s premier Track-Two gatherings and is ranked among the world’s top 20 think-tank strategic-security focused conferences.

This year’s theme was ‘Crisis in an Interregnum’. It aims to unpack how this period of interregnum affects the norms and mechanisms that have shaped the existing international order. How will established and emerging middle and major powers operate in such an environment? How will they seek common ground and cooperation, if at all? What are the emerging structures and rules being shaped?”

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