Events and Updates

  • Training programme on “Achieving International Climate Change Commitments in the Waste Sector in Bhutan, Mongolia, and Nepal

    ​The Waste Management Cluster in partnership with the United Nations Environment - International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) organized a five-day training programme on “Achieving International Climate Change Commitments in the Waste Sector in Bhutan, Mongolia, and Nepal” from 11 to 15 December 2017. The training programme was part of a capacity building programme for the International Climate Initiative project “Strengtheni... Read more..

  • Seventeenth Session of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (SAC17)

    ​The AIT Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) supported the Secretariat for the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) at the UN Environment Asia and the Pacific Office in organising the Seventeenth Session of the Scientific Advisory Committee on the EANET (SAC17) at the Asia Airport Hotel, Pathumthani, Thailand, on 26-28 September 2017. The meeting was participated by the SAC members from the th... Read more..

  • Training Workshop on Managing Project Preparation for Climate Change Adaptation

    ​The Training Workshop on Managing Project Preparation for Climate Change Adaptation was held at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Service Building, Bangkok, Thailand from 11 to 15 September 2017. The workshop was attended by a total of 22 participants from 15 countries in the region, as well as by observers from UNDP, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), the Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture an... Read more..

  • Pavilion of Partnerships during the First Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment

    ​RRC.AP has joined the Asian Institute Technology booth at the Pavilion of Partnership during the 1st Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment which was held at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand, from 5 to 8 September 2017.   The objective of the Pavilion was to provide additional informal space for member states, civil society, UN agencies and other stakeholders to share and showcase g... Read more..

  • Professional Development Workshop on Managing Project Preparation for Climate Change Adaptation

    ​A two-day professional development workshop was held on 4 to 5 September 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand to train select faculty and staff of AIT who had expressed interest to become trainers for the training programme on managing project preparation for climate change adaptation. A total of 15 trainees from various responsibility centres of AIT, such as, the Office of the Vice President for Development, School of Water Engineering and Man... Read more..

  • USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Final Workshop

    ​RRC.AP attended the close out workshop of the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific project on 22 August 2017 at the USAID Asia Regional Training Center (ARTC) represented by Director Osamu Mizuno, Head of Climate Change, Ms. Alla Metelitsa, Mr. Armen Rostomyan, and Mr. Lyan Villacorta. The workshop was focused on the key lessons learned all throughout the 6-year life of the Adapt project as well as lessons from the partnerships among all the org... Read more..

  • Economics of Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) Training Programme

    ​The first run of the joint UNDP-USAID-AIT training programme on ‘Economics of Climate Change Adaptation’ took place between 21 August and 1 September 2017 at the AIT, Pathumthani, Thailand. The event was a great success, with overall high satisfaction levels among participants.  The 25 participants representing 13 countries in Asia, worked hard during the two weeks of training. Participants learned about climate change impacts o... Read more..

  • The Training Programme on ‘Developing Project Proposals for Climate Change’

    ​The training programme on ‘Developing project proposals for climate change’ for Pakistan was organised jointly by AIT RRC.AP and the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) on 7-11 August 2017 at the AIT, Pathumthani, Thailand. Seventeen participants from various government line agencies of Pakistan had attended this programme which developed draft concept notes of four climate change projects for a potential submission to the G... Read more..

  • Waste Cluster meets with Full Advantage and EPIC

    ​The Waste Management Cluster of RRC.AP received a team from Full Advantage, a private consulting firm, on 07 August 2017 to discuss on the waste management systems in Mongolia. The Full Advantage, in partnership with the United Nations Environment International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), is currently preparing a project proposal on waste management in Mongolia to apply for the Project Preparation Facility of the Global C... Read more..

  • Global Waste Management Conference

    Mr. Guilberto Borongan from the Waste Management Cluster presented a paper on 'Comparative of 3R Governance in Asia', and served as a panelist for the Global Waste Management Conference 2017. The conference was organised by the Confexhub-Though Leader Network Solutions on 1-2 August 2017 at Bangkok, with the theme "Building Sustainability in an Urbanized World through Strategic Waste Management." The conference was inaugurated ... Read more..

  • Launching Ceremony of the National and City Waste Improvement Strategies and Action Plans

    ​The launching ceremony of the National (Mongolia) and City (Ulaanbaatar) Waste Improvement Strategies and Action Plans was formally and successfully held on 20 July 2017 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. About 50 participants from several line ministries, NGOs (recycling associations), academia, and media participated in the launching event which was organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia, UN Enviro... Read more..

  • Mentoring on Climate Change Proposal Development, 30 March, Manila, Philippines

    ​As a follow-up to the Training Programme on Developing Project Proposals on Climate Change Mitigation held in December 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand under the umbrella of the Climate Change Asia initiative, RRC.AP conducted a one-day mentoring workshop in Manila, Philippines, on 30 March 2017. During this workshop, representatives of the National Electrification Administration and the Development Bank of the Philippines received gu... Read more..

  • WEPA Group Workshop on Piggery Wastewater Management in Asia, 21-22 February, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    A two-day Water Environmental Partnership in Asia (WEPA) workshop on Piggery Wastewater Management in Asia was organised by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) on 21-22 February at Chiang Mai, Thailand. A total of 25 participants from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam participated in the workshop. On the first day of the workshop, the participating countries made presenta... Read more..

  • Workshop for countries of the Asia-Pacific region: Advancing National Adaptation Planning and Implementation of Adaptation Actions in Asia-Pacific

    ​A two-day workshop co-hosted by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Thailand through the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) was convened on 15 - 16 February 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand to share experiences in implementing NAPs and discuss various topics including how the NAP process can be extended onto the local level including ho... Read more..

  • Joint Capacity Building Workshop and Science-Policy Dialogue on Climate Change: Low Carbon and Adaptation Initiatives in Asian

    ​RRC.AP together with the Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), and the Low Carbon Asia Research Network (LoCARNet) co-organised a joint workshop and science-policy dialogue at the Asian Institute of Technology Conference Centre during 6 to 8 February 2017. The three-day activities, involving plenary sessions, small group discussions, and a role play game on risk management, addressed the themes of low carbon d... Read more..

  • Second International Forum on Sustainable Future in Asia

    ​The Second International Forum on Sustainable Future in Asia was convened in Udayana University, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia on 26-28 January 2017. The Forum was supported and organised by the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan and co-organised by Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science, University of Tokyo (IR3S/UTokyo), Udayana University, Bogor Agricultural University, and Asian Institute ... Read more..

  • CCA Training on "Managing Project Preparation for Climate Change Adaptation"

    ​A training course on "Managing Project Preparation for Climate Change Adaptation", was conducted by Climate Change Asia (CCA) in collaboration with USAID ADAPT and UNDP from 16 to 20 January, 2017 at the UNDP office in Bangkok, Thailand. The training aimed to develop skills among project proponents that are essential for engaging in or supervising the preparation of a bankable climate change adaptation projects that e... Read more..

  • National and City Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan Workshop

    A 3-day national workshop was jointly organised by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) of Mongolia in coordination with UNEP International Environmental Technology Centre (UNEP IETC) and the AIT RRC.AP on 14-16 December 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The objective of the workshop was to review the draft national and city waste management strategy and action plan from Mongolia and Ulaanbaatar City.

    The workshop tabled ... Read more..

  • Training Programme on Developing Project Proposals on Climate Change Mitigation

    The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) in partnership with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), under the umbrella of the Climate Change Asia (CCA), and with the generous financial support from the Ministry of Environment, Japan, delivered the pilot training on Developing Project Proposals on Climate Change Mitigation between 12 and 16 December 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Having consu... Read more..

  • Eighteenth Session of the Intergovernmental Meeting (IG18) on the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET)

    ​As an implementing partner of the UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP ROAP) as the Secretariat for the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET), RRC.AP provided supports to the EANET Secretariat in organizing the Eighteenth Session of the Intergovernmental Meeting (IG18) on the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) held at the United Nations Conference Center (UNCC) in Bangkok, Thailan... Read more..

  • Endorsement of 'The White Paper: The Next Wave' at the APEC Annual Minister's Meeting

    RRC.AP successfully completed Trash Free Seas Alliance funded - Ocean Conservancy Project on breaking the barriers for waste management in Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam. The project team consisted of Ocean Conservancy, AIT RRC.AP, Closed Loop Fund, Encourage Capital, Plastic for Change, and Waste2Resources. AIT RRC.AP was responsible for the assessment of national and sub-national policies, plans and programs on waste m... Read more..

  • Sixteenth Session of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC16) on the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET)

    As an implementing partner of the UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP ROAP) as the Secretariat for the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET), RRC.AP provided supports to the EANET Secretariat in organizing the Sixteenth Session of the Scientific Advisory Committee on the EANET (SAC16) held in Pathumthani, Thailand on 24-26 October 2016.  The Session agreed on the draft Periodic Report on the ... Read more..

  • Training course on "Managing Project Preparation for Climate Change Adaptation", 20- 22 October, 2016, Sri Lanka

    AIT (CCA) and USAID (through their Adapt Asia-Pacific Project conducted a three (3) day training course . The course aimed to improve the capacity on preparing fundable project proposals for climate change adaptation. The course will 1) help in understanding climate change realities and risks; how to manage risks, screen for sensitivities, and address key vulnerable ... Read more..

  • Fifth Asia Pacific Adaptation Forum

    The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) organised two sessions at the 5th Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 17 to 19 October 2016. The two sessions were entitled Adaptation Knowledge Networks: Lessons from the Region, and Enabling access to climate finance: Experiences from the Asia-Pacific Region.

    The session on Adaptation Knowledge Networks, chaired... Read more..

  • Fifteenth Session of the Intergovernmental Meeting (IG15) of the Malé Declaration

    The Fifteenth Session of the Intergovernmental Meeting (IG15) of the Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and its Likely Transboundary Effects for South Asia (Malé Declaration) was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 16 October 2016.  Representatives of the member counties, namely: Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka participated in the Session.

    Experts from South Asia Cooperative En... Read more..

  • National Training Workshops on Mercury Inventory - "Development of Minamata Initial Assessment" in Cambodia, Pakistan and Philippines

    AIT RRC.AP, in its Project Cooperation Agreement with UNEP International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) is under taking a capacity building activity on mercury waste inventory for Minamata Initial Assessment (MIA) in Pakistan, Cambodia, and the Philippines. The objectives of the training are to: i) provide guidance on conducting and reporting the MIA; ii) guide the country in preparing the inventories of mercury... Read more..

  • Program on "Developing Proposals on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation to access Climate Funds", 29-31st August, Mumbai, India

    AIT(CCA) and USAID (through their Adapt Asia-Pacific Project in partnership with ILFS India conducted a three (3) day training course in Mumbai, India. The program focused on improving climate change knowledge among the professional working in the infrastructure, banking, agricultural and water sectors. It builds their capacities towards preparing and assessing proposals ... Read more..

  • Managing Project Preparation for Climate Change Adaptation Pilot Training Course

    ​Climate Change Asia (CCA), AIT and USAID (through their Adapt Asia-Pacific Project) has been conducting a training course on "Managing Project Preparation for Climate Change Adaptation" for participants from South and Southeast Asia from 06-10 June, 2016 at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand. This is a "Train-the-Tra... Read more..

  • Waste Management Joint Workshops

    The Regional Outlook for Asia will be developed to complement the global overview of the Global Waste Management Outlook (GWMO). The development of the Asia Pacific Waste Management Outlook (APWMO) is a follow-up to the Global Waste Management Outlook (GWMO) launched in 2015, in partnership with ISWA. The regional outlook will allow a deeper analysis of the state of waste management in Asia, by reflecting its ... Read more..

  • Climate Change Downscaler Training Workshop

    Spatial climate prediction is essential for assessing impacts of climate change and designing and prioritizing adaptation strategies and measures to address the impacts. Climate change projection can also facilitate land use and urban planning through the assessment of impacts of land use change on regional climate change.  Currently, climate impact assessment ... Read more..