Who we are

About SCeNe Coalition

The Southeast Asia Climate and Nature-based Solutions (SCeNe) Coalition is a collaboration between leading non-governmental organizations with an established presence in Southeast Asia aimed at accelerating and increasing implementation of and investment in high-quality, high-integrity, triple-benefit NbS across the region.

Southeast Asia is facing unprecedented demand for carbon credits and hence, there is an unparalleled opportunity to access and direct climate finance to NbS projects that deliver not only climate outcomes, but outcomes for biodiversity and people as well.

Our aims

The coalition aims to:

  • To demonstrate what quality Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for Climate looks like in Southeast Asia

  • To direct carbon finance and other forms of climate finance towards just and equitable climate mitigation and adaptation and conservation of biodiversity and critical habitat in Southeast Asia;

  • To accelerate and scale up high-integrity demand for and supply of NbS for Climate in Southeast Asia; and

  • To ensure the growth of NbS for Climate solutions genuinely delivers positive impacts for climate, nature and equitable benefits for local people in Southeast Asia (triple benefits).

How are we different?
  • Conservation practitioners with decades of experience.
  • Independent, science-based organizations.
  • Bias to translate standards and guidance into action on the ground.
  • Strong engagement, empowerment and capacity building with local organisations, enterprises and communities.
  • Focus on delivering triple benefits to climate, nature and people ensuring no trade-offs.

We are a collaboration between leading non-profit organizations to aim at triple benefit NbS across the region.

The Steering Committee

The Southeast Asia Climate and Nature-based Solutions (SCeNe) Coalition is a collaboration between leading non-profit organizations in the region.

Will McGoldrick

Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Martin Callow

Regional Director, Southeast Asian Archipelago

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

Vivek Kumar

Chief Excecutive Officer

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Singapore

Nirarta Samadhi

Country Director

World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia

Tran Quynh Chi

Regional Director Asia Landscape

IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative

Jeffrey Silverman

Senior Director Carbon Development Asia Pacific Region

Conservation International (CI) Asia Pacific

Vinayagan Dharmarajah

Regional Director, Asia

Birdlife International

Sonja Luz

Chief Executive Officer

Mandai Nature

Coalition members

With support from

Strategic advisor