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The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) is an Institute-wide centre of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) that aims to bridge the gap between the scientific understanding of sustainable development processes and sound policies at national and regional levels.

Our goal is to provide resources for informed decision making and policy setting towards sustainable development, acting as a science-policy interface by regional networking, processing and assessing information and knowledge for governments, local communities and other stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region.

RRC.AP also serves as a Secretariat for several networks and Multilateral Environmental Agreements. In over 25 years of activity we have provided support for the development and implementation of national strategies and policies in several fields of sustainable development, strengthening the capacity of government environment agencies as well as non-state actors and stakeholders to address sustainable development through the environment window.

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The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP), an institute-wide centre of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in collaboration with Institute for Global Environmental Strategies and under the umbrella of  Climate Change Asia will organise a Training Programme on Developing Project Proposals on Climate Change Mitigation from 12 to 16 December 2016, Bangkok, Thailand. The training is financial supported of  Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The overall objective of the training programme is to contribute to the proliferation of clean technologies and the advancement of low-emission climate-resilient development by establishing a cadre of skilled personnel in Asia able to prepare bankable projects, and access and utilise international climate finance.

The expected results and outcomes of the training programme:
• Participants will have improved their understanding of the operational procedures and policies of the GCF;
• Participants will have learned about the process of a project concept development and the subsequent steps towards project approval;
• Several groups of participants will have developed outlines of a GCF Project Concept Note;
• Participants will be in a position to further develop the GCF Concept Note outlines at their respective agencies and disseminate the acquired knowledge to relevant colleagues;
• Lessons learned from the use of new training materials prepared for the programme will be applied to revise and refine these materials for future training events of a similar nature.
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The training on managing project preparation for climate change adaptation  is a comprehensive five (5) day training program to enable government officials to prepare fundable project proposals for climate change adaptation. The training is organised by Climate Change Asia (CCA), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).

Objectives:
• Help  in  understanding  climate  change  realities  and  risks;  how  to  manage  risks,  screen  for  sensitivities,  and  address  key  vulnerable groups and areas; how climate change adaptation can be grounded in national development plans and broader national adaptation policy and strategic frameworks.
• Aid in identifying sources of international funding options and develop capacities for accessing those sources.• Build capacity in project preparation for climate change adaptation by illustrating ‘how-to’ methods, tools and processes for use in rigorous adaptation project/program design in line with policies and plans.
• Provide an introduction to Implementation and monitoring of projects.
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Projects and Programmes


Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET)

Sulfur and nitric acids are recognized as major causes of atmospheric acidification. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides emitted from the burning of coal and oil react in the atmosphere to form sulfuric acid and nitric acid that are deposited on the earth. Sulfuric acid is one of the most important components used to evaluate acid deposition. In some major cities in East Asia the annual deposition of sulfate amounts to more that 100 kg/ha. Read More....

Malé Declaration

The Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and its likely Transboundary Effects for South Asia (Malé Declaration) is an intergovernmental network involving Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, the Republic of Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Since its inception in 1998, the Malé Declaration National Focal Points (NFPs) and National Implementing Agencies (NIAs) have worked on a comprehensive set of activities, funded by the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (Sida), to build capacity in South Asia for the assessment of air pollution impacts and prevention and control options. Read More...

Atmospheric Brown Cloud

Atmospheric brown clouds (ABCs) are widespread layers of brownish haze of air pollutants, such as aerosol particles (e.g. black carbon) and precursor gases which produce aerosols and ozone in the atmosphere. ABCs, with buildup greenhouse gases, significantly affect the regional climate, hydrological cycle, glacial melting, agriculture production, ecosystem and human health. The Atmospheric Brown Cloud (ABC) programme of UNEP with a team of renowned scientists is addressing the issues of ABCs through measurements, impact assessment, demonstration of mitigation solutions, and creating awareness. Read More...

 

National and City Waste Management Strategy

Waste poses many various challenges to governments, both at national and local level, as well as to communities due to wastes' volumes, complexity and hazardousness. Additionally waste management in most developing countries is disorganized, haphazard, and under-resourced; and mainly focused on end of pipe solutions rather than prevention measures and integrated approaches. Read More...

End-of-Life Vehicles Recycling in ASEAN countries

In the ASEAN region, approximately two thousand used vehicles are exported every year from Japan, which include both entire cars and recycled parts. As the automobile market in the ASEAN region keeps growing, the markets for used vehicles and recycled parts are expected to keep expanding in the ASEAN region. Under these circumstances, an estimate predicts that about 2.4 million motor vehicles will be discarded in 2020. Read More...

CCAC – Municipal Solid Waste Initiative

Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) – Municipal Waste Management Initiative (MSWI) enable cities to advance in the waste hierarchy in a coordinated and cohesive manner to mitigate and avoid the generation of Short Lived Climate Pollutants across the municipal solid waste sector. Read more...

 

UNIDO PAGE Industrial Waste Inventory

Mongolia was the first country to join the PAGE initiative in November 2013, and in 2014, the initiative completed an initial report by taking stock of Mongolia's situation and also a green jobs mapping study. Modeling and policy inventory work is now underway to support a quantitative analysis of the impact and cost of the country's transition to a green economy. Read More...

Waste for Sustainable Development (WSD) Consortium

UNEP IETC is facilitating a University Consortium to develop an academic curriculum on holistic waste management for professionals, such as policy makers, managers and technicians, as part of the capacity building at the national and city level. Read More...

Asia Pacific Adaptation Network

Climate change – along with degradation of natural ecosystems, pollution and other environmental change – is a significant burden and threat to human development and poverty alleviation efforts. Adaptation to climate change is part of development; but to build adaptive, resilient societies, development as business as usual will be inadequate to address future needs and challenges.  Read more...

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  • Training course on "Managing Project Preparation for Climate Change Adaptation", 20- 22 October, 2016, Sri Lanka

    AIT (CCA) and USAID (through their Adapt Asia-Pacific Project conducted a three (3) day training course . The course aimed to improve the capacity on preparing fundable project proposals for climate change adaptation. The course will 1) help in understanding climate change realities and risks; how to manage risks, screen for sensitivities, and address key vulnerable groups and areas; how climate change adaptation can be grounded in national development plans and broader national adaptation policy and strategic frameworks. 2) aid in identifying sources of international funding options and develop capacities for accessing those sources; 3) build capacity in project preparation for climate change adaptation by illustrating 'how-to' methods, tools and processes for use in rigorous adaptation project/program design in line with policies and plans; and 4) provide an intro... Read more..

  • Program on "Developing Proposals on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation to access Climate Funds", 29-31st August, Mumbai, India

    AIT(CCA) and USAID (through their Adapt Asia-Pacific Project in partnership with ILFS India conducted a three (3) day training course in Mumbai, India. The program focused on improving climate change knowledge among the professional working in the infrastructure, banking, agricultural and water sectors. It builds their capacities towards preparing and assessing proposals for adaptation-mitigation projects from various climate funds.  The workshop was designed to encourage participation and facilitate stakeholder interaction. The first two days included lectures and group work. The third day of the workshop was designed as hands-on proposal writing for the given cases. Approx. 30 people participated at the training from 7 countries pariticpated at the training. More details on Climate Change Asia...<... Read more..

  • Managing Project Preparation for Climate Change Adaptation Pilot Training Course

    ​Climate Change Asia (CCA), AIT and USAID (through their Adapt Asia-Pacific Project) has been conducting a training course on "Managing Project Preparation for Climate Change Adaptation" for participants from South and Southeast Asia from 06-10 June, 2016 at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand. This is a "Train-the-Trainer" course, developed by USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific in collaboration with the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii.

    The course aims to improve the capacity on preparing fundable project proposals for climate change adaptation. The course will 1) help in understanding climate change realities and risks; how to manage risks, screen for sensitivities, and address key vulnerable groups and areas; how climate change adaptation can be grounded in natio... Read more..

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