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...


Activities on Climate Change

"The Climate Change Cluster services are geared towards building the knowledge and capacity in government officials and other key stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific, in order for them to be better equipped to effectively access climate finance, advance climate adaptation action and enhance disaster risk reduction efforts."
For more information on our latest activities and upcoming events ....

  • 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..


Climate Change Asia (CCA)

Climate Change Asia (CCA) is a regional initiative established in early 2016 at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) with like-minded partners - the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). CCA’s objective is to build the capacities of governments and other stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific to access, mobilize and manage climate finance. Although a plethora of climate finance options is available, governments in the region still lack the knowledge, skills and capacity to develop sound and bankable project proposals. This is the gap that CCA aims to fill.

For more information on the CCA initiative...

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