About us



Our mission is to provide resources for 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.

Background and Overview

The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) is an Institute-wide centre at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) that supports and collaborates with partners in the implementation of environmental and sustainable development activities in Asia and the Pacific. RRC.AP complements AIT’s research, education and capacity building activities towards the achievement of its mission, helping to bridge the gap between the scientific understanding of sustainable development processes and sound policies at national and regional levels. Established in 1989 as a joint initiative of AIT and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), RRC.AP has over 25 years of experience working on air pollution and atmospheric issues, climate change and waste management, among others. The Centre also implements several programmes and projects with various stakeholders including the UNEP and other UN agencies, multilateral development banks and bilateral donors, government agencies, and civil society and research institutions.