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  • Workshop on Capacity Building for preparation of bankable concept notes for Green Climate Fund (GCF)

    ​The workshop  on “Capacity Building for preparation of bankable concept notes for Green Climate Fund” was organized by Pacific Consultants and the International Renewable Energy Agency with the support of the Ministry of Environment of Japan.The workshop convened 14 participants from ten island countries in Asia and the Pacific. S... Read more..

  • EANET National Awareness Workshop

    ​The EANET National Awareness Workshop 2019 was held in Putrajaya, Malaysia on 26 to 28 November 2019. The event was organized by the EANET Secretariat and the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC), Malaysia to facilitate sharing and learning platforms and to increase understanding of issu... Read more..

  • GCF Concept Note Development Training Programme

    ​The five-day workshop on “GCF Concept Note Development Training Programme” was organized by AIT RRC.AP with financial support from the Ministry of Environment of Japan.  The workshop convened 28 participants from five countries in Asia and four countries in the Pacific region, with an aim to strengthen the capacity of National Des... Read more..

  • Kick Off Meeting: Development of inventory of mercury-containing medical measuring devices

    ​The kick-off meeting (Project Team Meeting) on JAIF Project on Mercury Waste for Indonesia was held on 18-19 November 2019. In attendance were 13 participants from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ministry of Health, The Basel Convention Regional Centre (BCRC), Indonesia and AIT RRC.AP. The kick-off meeting was primarily organ... Read more..

  • The 2nd technical consultation on the Project “Promotion of Countermeasures Against Marine Plastic Litter in Southeast Asia and India”

    ​The Second Technical Consultation on the Project “Promotion of Countermeasures Against Marine Plastic Litter in Southeast Asia and India” - in short, the CounterMEASURE project was held on 15 November 2019 in UN Conference Center, Bangkok by UNEP ROAP. The meeting aims to create an opportunity to exchange the lessons learned and to cat... Read more..

  • Twenty-first Session of the Intergovernmental Meeting on the EANET

    The Twenty-first Session of the Intergovernmental Meeting (IG21) on the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) was organized during 12-13 November 2019 in Beijing, China. The meeting was organized by the Secretariat for the EANET, hosted by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the People’s Republic of China. The mee... Read more..

  • SEA of Solutions 2019: Partnership week for marine plastic pollution prevention

    ​“SEA (South East Asia) of Solutions 2019” was held at the UN Conference Centre, Bangkok from 11-14 November 2019 jointly organized by UNEP ROAP and Plasticity Bangkok. The conference which was themed ‘Partnership week for marine plastic pollution prevention’ brought together about 500 participants from over 40 countries to deliberate o... Read more..

  • Workshop on Implementing Co-benefits Solutions in Asia and 10th Asian Co-benefits Partnership (ACP) Advisory Group Meeting

    Nearly ten years ago, several key organizations and countries came together to launch a new platform aimed at supporting the mainstreaming of co-benefits into policy and project decisions called the Asian Co-benefits Partnership (ACP). RRCAP is a member of the Advisory Group since its inception and the Secretariat of ACP is the Institut... Read more..

  • Youth Energy Academy

    ​The first Youth Energy Academy (YEA) in Asia was held at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) between 28 October and 2 November 2019 by AIT RRC.AP. The programme was sponsored by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation and convened 28 young participants from 13 countries across Asia, selected from a pool of nearly 800 applicants. Th... Read more..

  • Nineteenth Session of the Scientific Advisory Committee on the EANET

    The Nineteenth Session on the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC19) of the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) was held on 8-10 October 2019 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Session were organized by the Secretariat and the Network Center (NC) for the EANET and hosted by the General Directorate of Environmental Protec... Read more..

  • RRC.AP 30th Anniversary

    ​Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) celebrated its illustrious 30th anniversary on 11th of September 2019 encompassing its humble beginning as a data centre that focuses on generating environmental and statistical datasets for South Asia to its current status as an Institute-wide centre of Asian Institute of Tech... Read more..

  • Asia-Pacific Climate Week: Knowledge to Action Day by the Paris Committee on Capacity-Building /Asia-Pacific Climate Week

    ​The Capacity-building Knowledge to Action Day was held during the Asia-Pacific Climate Week on 2-6 September 2019 and convened by the Paris Committee on Capacity Building. Discussions focused on resources, opportunities, and approaches to strengthen the engagement of universities and research institutions in capacity building for the p... Read more..

  • Working Group Meeting on Preparation of the Medium-Term Plan (2021-2025) for the EANET

    The Working Group Meeting on the preparation of development of the Medium-Term Plan (MTP) for the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) for a period of 2021-2025 was organized during 20-21 August 2019 at United Nations Conference Center, Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting was to gather the ideas from the participating ... Read more..

  • 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 se... 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 Acti... Read more..

  • 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 und... 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 import... 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 is... 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 operati... 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 ... Read more..

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