Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific

The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) at the Asian Institute of Technology assists countries to advance their environment and sustainable development goals through the provision of capacity-building, knowledge sharing, policy advice, and research in three thematic areas: Climate Change, Air and Atmosphere, and Waste Management.


Capacity Building

Our training programmes and workshops equip participants with practical tools, insights, and the know-how to advance sustainable development action. We ensure that these activities are tailored  to address the specific needs and demands of each stakeholder.
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Knowledge sharing

We organize seminars, symposiums, consultations, conferences and webinars, and develop user-friendly outreach materials, with the aim to facilitate intergovernmental and cross-sector dialogue, knowledge exchange, and science-based knowledge transfer.
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Policy advice

We work closely with local, national and regional stakeholders to strengthen policy formulation and implementation.
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research

We believe problem-oriented data assessment and scientific research lead to strengthening the understanding of the environmental problems, eventually guiding to the solution.
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  • Training of Trainers Workshop on Cities' Resilience to Climate Change and Disaster Risks

    ​The Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop on Cities' Resilience to Climate Change and Disaster Risks was conducted on 7 to 11 May 2018 at the Sukosol Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. The workshop was designed by AIT RRCAP in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, United Nat... Read more..

  • RRC.AP participates in the UNFCCC Talanoa Dialogue

    ​The AIT RRC.AP participated as a Non-Party stakeholder at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) May Inter-sessional Talanoa Dialogue taking place at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany on 6 May 2018. The Talanoa Dialogue was launched at COP23 in November 2017 following a mandate to convene a facilitative dialogue among Parties to take stock of collective efforts to reduce emissions and build greater resilience... Read more..

  • RRC.AP attended the 3rd Meeting of the ASEAN Working Group on Chemicals and Waste

    ​The Third Meeting of the ASEAN Working Group on Chemicals and Waste (AWGCW) was held on 2-3 May 2018, in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The Meeting was attended by delegates from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam, and representatives from the ASEAN Secretariat. Representatives from the Basel Convention Regional Centre for South East Asia (BCRC-SEA), the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI), Asian Instit... Read more..

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Thematic Areas


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). 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.   More ...

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