Local and International Networking

CEC actively and continuously forges partnerships and linkages with local and international networks engaged in the defense of the environment and people’s rights. CEC maintains links with networks supporting advocacies on people’s right to access, control and manage natural resources, as well as on the issues of extractivism, climate change, human rights, gender rights, good governance and sustainable development. CEC extends its solidarity with the global community through joint advocacy campaigns, fora and conferences, internationally-coordinated actions, local exposures, as well as participation and representation of people’s demands in inter-governmental processes. Currently, the CEC serves as the Asia Pacific Civil Society Representative to the UN Environment, representing regional civil society groups in the bi-annual UN Environmental Assembly. The CEC is also the coordinator of the Environment Working Group of the Asia Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism (APRCEM) who primarily engages with UN processes. We are also co-secretariat of the International People’s Conference on Mining (IPCM) Network, member of the Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN), member of the Asia South Pacific Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) Network, member of the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD), and convenor of CLIMATE Asia Pacific (Climate Change Learning Initiative Mobilizing Action for Transforming Environments in Asia Pacific).