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  • The Asia Pacific Regional Environmental Data Knowledge Sharing, Capacity Strengthening and Strategic Pathways Workshop

    ​RRC.AP took part in the Asia Pacific Regional Environmental Data Knowledge Sharing, Capacity Strengthening and Strategic Pathways Workshop that was hosted by United Nations Environment Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific on 22-25 July 2019.  RRC.AP’s Director Naoya Tsukamoto served as one of the Panelists of the Workshop’s session IV.
    The Panel of regional experts shared their knowledge, experience and perspectives on th... Read more..

  • 6th Green Mekong Forum

    ​RRC.AP took part in the 6th Green Mekong Forum that was hosted by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand and the Embassy of Japan on 8 July 2019.  RRC.AP’s Director Naoya Tsukamoto served as the moderator of the Forum’s session IV that focuses on Water Resources Management. The Forum is an annual event in line with the Plan of Action “A Decade toward the Green Mekong” under Mekong - Japan Cooperation Framework, focusing on the ex... Read more..

  • B.24, Meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF)

    ​Winston Chow of RRC.AP travelled to the Headquarters of the Green Climate Fund to attend the 23rd Meeting of the Board of the GCF on 6-8 July 2019. RRC.AP, representing the Asian Institute of Technology is accredited as an observer organization to the GCF. Earlier this year, the GCF Secretariat listed AIT as one of 28 organizations under a global network of climate change experts, through its Communities of Practice (CoP), to deliver... Read more..

  • Awareness Forum on Prevention of Air Pollution in Asia Pacific

    RRC.AP assisted the EANET Secretariat in organizing the "Awareness Forum on Prevention of Air Pollution in Asia Pacific" during 25 - 27 June 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. The aim of the forum was to facilitate a sharing and learning platform across countries in solutions for tackling air pollution problems; to generate important inputs to potential contribution of regional and international initiatives in supporting countri... Read more..

  • Side Event on " Black Carbon and Forest – A HIMEK Initiative"

    ​A side event on the HIMEK initiative [Black Carbon and Forest] was organized jointly by RRC.AP and IUCN during the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week (APFW2019) held in Incheon city of Republic of Korea during 17-21 June 2019. The purpose of the event was to communicate to global audience and policy makers who are dealing forest related issues about the impacts of black carbon particles on health and environment and how afforestation c... Read more..

  • RRC.AP Celebrates World Environment Day “#Beat Air Pollution”

    ​RRC.AP spearheaded the celebration of World Environment Day with the theme of "#Beat Air Pollution" in Asian Institute of Technology on 5 June 2019. Activities started in the morning where participants within AIT planted trees. During the event, RRC.AP also planted a special tree commemorating the 30 years of its operation. Mid of the day, a talk on "Beating Air Pollution" was rendered by SERD-AIT faculty, ... Read more..

  • Third Run of the Climate Change Downscaler Training Workshop

    RRC.AP convened a Third run of the two-day Downscaler Training Workshop on 3-4 June 2019 at the AIT Conference Centre. The Workshop brought 13 participants and observers from Cambodia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam as well as the Geoinformatics Centre of AIT. The workshop offered hands-on exercises focused on training participants to engage with the downscaling assessment system called S8 Si-CAT Downscaler, developed by the Unive... Read more..

  • The ASEAN Working Group on Chemicals and Waste

    ​RRC.AP participated and presented the update of the JAIF project proposal on ‘Development of Capacity for the Substitution and the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of Mercury-containing Medical Measuring Devices’ during partner’s dialogue session of the 4th ASEAN Working Group on Chemicals and Waste on 14-15 May 2019 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar (AWGCW). The AWGCW was organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental ... Read more..

  • Capacity Building Programme on Developing Project Proposals for Climate Change Adaptation and the Green Climate Fund Simplified Approval Process

    ​Targeting grassroots and local organizations primarily from Northeastern Thailand. RRC.AP convened a workshop on “Capacity Building Programme on Developing Project Proposals for Climate Change Adaptation and the Green Climate Fund Simplified Approval Process” in Bangkok on13-17 May 2019 to build the capacity of stakeholders in developing climate change adaptation projects aimed at a multitude of donors including the Canada Fund for L... Read more..

  • Environment Assessment Series in Celebration of RRC.AP’s 30th Anniversary, Air Pollution Awareness Workshop on Impacts of PM2.5

    ​In celebration of the three decades of service to Asia and the Pacific, RRC.AP is organizing a series of workshop, seminars, and movie nights among others to raise awareness on the environment. The series which will run from April to August 2019 aims to inspire and provoke conversations between stakeholders on pertinent issues on air pollution, climate change, and waste management which we all face today as individuals and as a s... Read more..

  • 6th Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development, Pavilion of Partnership

    RRC.AP participated at the 6th Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development’s Pavilion of Partnership “Empowering People and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality” and showcased an in-depth review of cluster of goals 4 – Quality Education; 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth; 10 – Reduced Inequalities; 13 – Climate Action; 16 – Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions during 27-29 March 2019 at UNCC in Bangkok. The objective of the Pavi... Read more..

  • Establishing Alliance between the Countries of the Himalayan Region and the Countries of the Mekong Region

    AIT lead by RRC.AP and IUCN Asia Regional Office (IUCN ARO), Bangkok, Thailand are jointly working to establish an alliance between the countries of the Himalayan region and the countries of the Mekong Region, named “the HIMEK”, which will be a regional cooperation framework for promoting efforts on the climate change mitigation and adaptation to reduce the effects of the climate change in the region with special focus on emission red... Read more..

  • The Expert Group Meeting on Infrastructure Financing for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

    ​On 7-8 March 2019, Qing Xia, Senior Climate Finance Programme Specialist, in the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific at the Asian Institute of Technology attended the Expert Group Meeting on Infrastructure Financing for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. The expert group meeting addressed how developing countries in Asia and the Pacific can incre... Read more..

  • Institution of Engineers of Singapore (IES) Visits RRC.AP

    Engineer Tan Seng Chuan, Chairman of International Outreach Committee (IES-IOC), visited RRC.AP on 1st February 2019.  IES-IOC discussed with RRC.AP’s Director Naoya Tsukamoto on possibilities of future collaboration. It also introduced a separate possibility for collaboration engaging TEMBUSU Asia Consulting, which provides Engineering solutions integrated with sustainability and environmental management principles. AIT establis... Read more..

  • Green Climate Fund (GCF) Regional Training Event for National Designated Authorities (NDA) and Bilateral Meeting with GCF Secretariat

    ​RRC.AP participated in selected sessions as an observer organization in the GCF Regional Training event for NDAs on 29-31 January in Bangkok, Thailand. A bilateral meeting was held between GCF Secretariat and AIT RRC. AP on 31 January on the sidelines of the training.  Naoya Tsukamoto, Director, and Qing Xia, Senior Climate Finance Programme Specialist from AIT RRC.AP participated in the discussions on potential cooperation aven... Read more..

  • Training Programme on GCF Project Development and Appraisal

    Lyan Villacorta of RRC.AP served as a training facilitator in a workshop on capacity building for preparation of bankable concept notes for green climate fund held from 28-30 January 2019 in Male, Maldives. The workshop brought together 20 participants representing National Designated Authorities, Direct Access Entities, and government agencies from six Small Island Developing States (SIDS) including the Federated States of Micronesia... Read more..

  • 4th NIES Forum on Sustainable Future in Asia

    ​RRC.AP in collaboration with National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science(IR3S) and Vietnam Japan University (VJU) is organizing the 4th International Forum on Sustainable Future in Asia hosted in Haoi, Vietnam from 23-24 January 2019. The director of RRC.AP, Mr. Naoya Tsukamoto, delivered a remarkable speech for the opening session addressing the glabal issues we are faci... Read more..

  • RRC.AP Participates in COP24 in Katowice for the Second Consecutive Year with Several Interventions

    ​RRC.AP attended the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP24) on 3-14 December in Katowice, Poland. RRC.AP represented AIT and held an exhibition booth showcasing its activities. Secondly, RRC.AP co-organised a side event on “Exploring Innovative Approaches to Strengthen Capacity on Direct Access to Climate Finance” in collaboration with the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) and Indigo Development and Change. RRC.AP also p... Read more..

  • AIT RRC.AAP Organized the Twentieth Session of the Intergovernmental Meeting (IG20) on the EANET

    The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP), in partnership with Secretariat for the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) located in United Nations Environment Programme - Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP ROAP), organized the Twentieth Session of the Intergovernmental Meeting (IG20) on the EANET during 27-28 November 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. Representatives of the participating cou... Read more..

  • Training Programme on GCF Project Development and Appraisal

    RRC.AP delivered a Green Climate Fund (GCF) Project Development and Appraisal Training under the GCF Readiness Programme of the Philippines. The training was attended by over 60 participants, including the Climate Change Commission of the Philippines (National Designated Authority to the GCF), LandBank of the Philippines (Direct Access Entity), Development Bank of the Philippines, Bank of the Philippine Islands, government line agenci... Read more..

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