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Call for Submissions: Cities and Climate Change Science Conference
Posted on Tuesday September 12, 2017

The partner organizations of the “Cities and Climate Change Science Conference: Fostering new scientific knowledge for cities based on science, practice and policy” are inviting proposals for sessions and abstracts. The conference aims to inspire the next frontier of research focused on the science of … Read more...

2017 Calls for Proposals under the CRRP and CAPaBLE Programmes
Posted on Friday September 08, 2017

The APN invites proposals under the Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) and the capacity development programme (CAPaBLE) for funding from September 2018. A limited amount of financial support is available for regional research activities that fall within its areas of interest. High Priority Topics for … Read more...

Save the Date: 3rd Asia-Pacific Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation & Asia LEDS Partnership Forum
Posted on Tuesday September 05, 2017

Mark your calendar for the 3rd Asia-Pacific Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation – Resilient Cities Asia Pacific Congress 2017 (RCAP 2017)! The congress follows the 1st Asia-Pacific Forum organized in Bangkok in February 2015 and the 2nd Asia Pacific Forum organized in Melaka Malaysia in … Read more...

Community Resilience Tool Identifies Adaptation Options for Communities in Cambodia and Viet Nam
Posted on Friday September 01, 2017

Embed from Getty Images A community resilience tool was developed and piloted to support climate change adaptation within existing development planning pathways. The framework included 39 key questions based around the outcomes related to livelihoods and environment, infrastructure, community, and climate change and disaster management. … Read more...

Call for Applications: Training Programme on Managing Project Preparation for Climate Change Adaptation
Posted on Tuesday August 08, 2017

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is calling applications for its Training Programme on Managing Project Preparation for Climate Change Adaptation. Organizers: AIT in co-operation with United Nations Development Programme Dates: 11-15 September 2017 Venue: Bangkok, Thailand Overview: This training programme aims to develop skills … Read more...

Call for Abstracts: 9th Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) World Conference
Posted on Wednesday August 02, 2017

The 9th Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) world conference is calling for abstract submission before 31 August 2017. Theme Ecosystem Services for Eco-civilization: Restoring connections between people and landscapes through nature-based solutions Date and venue 11-15 December 2017, Shenzhen, China Programme The programme will contain a broad range of topics … Read more...

APN Welcomes New Secretariat Director Mr. Seiji Tsutsui
Posted on Tuesday August 01, 2017

1 August 2017, Kobe — Mr. Seiji Tsutsui joins the APN as Director of the Secretariat as of 1 August 2017. Mr. Tsutsui is seconded from the Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan and succeeds Mr. Hiroshi Tsujihara in leading the Secretariat’s operational management and … Read more...

International Meeting on Building Capacity for Urban Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia and Second Training of Trainers for Urban Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia
Posted on Tuesday August 01, 2017

31 July – 4 August 2017, Bangkok — As cities step up their efforts in integrating climate change risk management and reduction in urban planning, pressing needs have been identified in enhancing trainers’ capacity and knowledge related to climate change adaptation strategies, especially in the … Read more...

Lessons Learned from Comparative Studies on Coastal Forest Management in Japan, Myanmar and the Philippines
Posted on Wednesday July 05, 2017

Policy reviews and case studies were conducted in vulnerable coastal communities of the Philippines (Bohol and Palawan Province), Myanmar (Ayeyawady Delta) and Japan (Okinawa) to assess the effectiveness of bottom-up approaches, extract lessons and identify needs of relevant policies for coastal forest management. The project … Read more...

Study on Carbon Fluxes and Emission from the Red River Highlights Impact of Climate and Human Activities
Posted on Wednesday July 05, 2017

Riverine carbon fluxes (discharge to the sea) and emission (outgassing or evasion) are an important part of carbon exchanges between terrestrial, oceanic and atmospheric environment. In Asian regions, river water discharge and sediment loads have been altered dramatically over the past decades as a result … Read more...