Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific


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  • Informal Meeting on Mercury Activities in Thailand

    Mr. Guilberto Borongan from the Waste Management Cluster of RRC.AP shared information on mercury-related projects and activities in the Asian region at the Informal Meeting on Mercury hosted by the Pollution Control Department (PCD), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Thailand on 4 December 2017. The meeting was organized in partnership with the Japanese Embassy in Bangkok. The objective of the meeting was to share in... Read more..

  • Training Programme on Accelerating Renewable Energy Deployment in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

    The Training Programme on Accelerating Renewable Energy Deployment in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), was conducted in Suva, Fiji on 13-15 December 2017. The workshop was convened as a direct follow-up to the Training Programme to Support Renewable Energy Deployment through Developing Project Proposals to Access Climate Finance held in Tokyo and Kobe, Japan from 23-27 October 2017, as well as under the continued cooperation bet... Read more..

  • Training programme on “Achieving International Climate Change Commitments in the Waste Sector in Bhutan, Mongolia, and Nepal

    ​The Waste Management Cluster in partnership with the United Nations Environment - International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) organized a five-day training programme on “Achieving International Climate Change Commitments in the Waste Sector in Bhutan, Mongolia, and Nepal” from 11 to 15 December 2017. The training programme was part of a capacity building programme for the International Climate Initiative project “Strengtheni... Read more..

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Programmes


Air and Atmospheric Pollution

The RRC.AP has been hosting the Secretariat of major intergovernmental and technical support networks, such as the Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and its Likely Transboundary Effects for South Asia (Malé Declaration) since 1998, the Atmospheric Brown Cloud (ABC) Programme since its operation in 2002 and is currently an implementing partner to the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET). The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), through RRC.AP, being a partner to the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) is designated as one of the implementing partners of the Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicles and Engines Initiative (HDDI) starting 2016.  Also, RRC.AP was tapped to be the Focal Point of Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) in AIT. More ...

Climate Change

Currently, the Climate Change Cluster's services are geared towards building capacity and skills in government officials and other stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific to effectively access climate finance, advance climate change adaptation action, and enhance disaster risk reduction efforts More...

Waste Management

The Waste Management Cluster  focus on connecting scientific understanding on waste issues with sound policies at regional, national, and local levels through research and assessment, policy support, capacity development, and secretariat functions and partnership. Waste cluster work builds towards sustainable waste management in the region while realizing the Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Climate Accord, Green Growth, Sustainable Consumption and Production, ASEAN Socio-cultural community blueprint 2025, among relevant global and regional frameworks, targets, and initiatives from the perspective of waste management.  More ...

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