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 ....

  • AIT headed by RRC.AP co-organised a Side Event at the 5th Asia pacific Forum on Sustainable Development

    The event was co-organised by AIT (which was headed by RRC.AP), the German Technical Cooperation Agency (GIZ), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UN Environment, the United Nations Development Programme, the Stockholm Environment Institute, and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, while also relying on contributions from other key actors such as the NDC Partnership. AIT kicked-off the event with a... Read more..

  • National Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation Monitoring and Evaluation

    ​The Conceptual Framework for Climate Change Adaptation Monitoring and Evaluation for Thailand was developed by the RRC.AP and SEA START and presented for the final review and recommendations at the National Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation Monitoring and Evaluation on 23 March 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. At the workshop, Thailand's Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) presented a background con... Read more..

  • RRC.AP participates at the Clean Air Week Events

    ​RRC.AP's Air and Atmospheric Pollution Cluster had joined in various events during the 2018 Clean Air Week (19-23 March 2018), organized by the UN Environment at the United Nations Conference Center (UNCC) in Bangkok, Thailand. On 20 March 2018, the "Workshop on Cleaner Fuels and Vehicles in Asia" was organized by the UN Environment Headquarter, Nairobi, Kenya. RRC.AP participated and assisted in the organization of the wor... 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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