The knowledge product aims to provide an understanding of how a selection of ASEAN guidelines are being used as policy tools from the perspectives of the ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN working groups and the development agencies who assist ASEAN at the regional and national levels. In addition to providing evidence of the use and significance of the existing guidelines, the work aims to provide insights that can help to develop and promote other guidance.

Most of the guidelines in this study were developed by the ASEAN Climate Resilience Network (ASEAN-CRN) in close coordination with the ASEAN Technical Working Group on Agricultural Research and Development (ATWGARD). All the guidelines were endorsed at the Senior Officials’ Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (SOM-AMAF). The study contributes to the work of the ASEAN-CRN and is part of the continuous support to ASEAN Member States in promoting climate-friendly and resilient best practices in the region’s agriculture and forestry sectors.

The study was carried out by the Stockholm Environment Institute on behalf of the Climate-Smart Land Use (CSLU) in ASEAN project, implemented by GIZ with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.