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  • 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..

  • Field visit to Si-Mum-Muang Fruit and Vegetable Market, Rangsit

    ​RRC.AP's Waste Management Cluster together with AIT Solutions organized a half day field visit to the Si-Mum-Muang Central Market. The purpose of the visit was to be familiarized with the good waste management practices and trigger research interests as well as explore the possibilities of replicating the good practices elsewhere. Established in 1983, the Si-Mum Muang Market is one of the largest fruit and vegetable wholesale markets... Read more..

  • Meeting with IUCN on Himalayan and Mekong (HIMEK) Alliance

    ​A meeting was organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) at its Asia Regional Office (IUCN ARO), Bangkok, Thailand, on 14 March 2018 on the proposed HIMEK Alliance that was initiated by IUCN and AIT RRC.AP. The meeting was attended Mr. Anshuman Saikia (Regional Programme Support Coordinator, IUCN ARO), Mr. C. P. Muttanna (Founder and Secretary of Environment and Heath Foundation, India (NGO)), Dr. T. P. Si... Read more..

  • AIT RRC.AP Co-organised a Webinar on Experiences of SPREP as a Direct Access Entity to Green Climate Fund

    ​AIT RRC.AP together with the Overseas Environmental Cooperation Centre, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan jointly hosted a webinar to provide peer-to-peer knowledge exchange and information sharing on practices and lessons learnt by SPREP in the project initiation, preparation, submission and implementation. The webinar also provided insights on future ap... Read more..

  • Economics of Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) Training Programme

    AIT RRC.AP with the help of its partner agencies coordinated the second run of the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) training programme which took place between 26 February and 9 March 2018, at the Sukosol hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Twenty-three participants from 17 countries in Asia, including Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri La... Read more..

  • Downscaler Training for Climate Change Impact Assessments, Adaptation Planning and Urban Planning


    19 Participants from 7 countries; namely Indonesia, Mongolia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan gathered at AIT, Pathumthani, Thailand on 19-20 February 2018 to learn about a Downscaler for climate change impact assessments, adaptation planning and urban planning.The training workshop was organized by RRC.AP in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment, Japan, University of Tsukuba, and the Center for E... Read more..

  • Training Programme on Concept Note Development for the Green Climate Fund

    A training programme was conducted under the "Programme on facilitation of project development utilizing the Green Climate Fund" that is being jointly implemented by the AIT RRC.AP and the Overseas Environmental Cooperation Centre with funding support from the Ministry of the Environment of Japan. Entitled "The Training Programme on Concept Note Development for the Green Climate Fund (GCF)" brought together 28 part... Read more..

  • Workshop on Understanding Paradigm Shifts: Japan's efforts in accelerating developing countries' access to the Green Climate Fund

    ​The Ministry of the Environment, Japan and the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand, the Overseas Environmental Cooperation Centre, the Global Environment Centre Foundation, and the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific at the Asian Institute of Technology under the umbrella of the Climate Change Asia Initiative jointly organized a... Read more..

  • RRC.AP Director Meets with Executive Director of the Green Climate

    ​On 22 February 2018, Mr. Howard Bamsey, Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and Mr. Osamu Mizuno, Director of RRC.AP, met on the margins of the Global SDG 7 Conference and the 2018 UN High-level Political Forum at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok, Thailand. Mr. Mizuno briefed Mr. Howard on the activities that AIT RRC.AP has been conducting under the umbrella of Climate Change Asia initiative since ... Read more..

  • Training Programme on Accelerating Renewable Energy Deployment in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

    The Training Programme on Accelerating Renewable Energy Deployment in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), was conducted in Suva, Fiji on 13-15 December 2017. The workshop was convened as a direct follow-up to the Training Programme to Support Renewable Energy Deployment through Developing Project Proposals to Access Climate Finance held in Tokyo and Kobe, Japan from 23-27 October 2017, as well as under the continued cooperation bet... Read more..

  • 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..

  • Training Programme on Green Climate Fund (GCF) Policies, Processes, and Procedures for Nepal

    The Training Programme on Green Climate Fund (GCF) Policies, Processes, and Procedures for Nepal was organized on 11-15 December 2017 at the Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani, Thailand. The training was carried out as part of the Nepal's Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Programme and was participated by 14 government officials from Nepal's National Designated Authority and Technical Committees. The objective of the training... Read more..

  • Informal Meeting on Mercury Activities in Thailand

    Mr. Guilberto Borongan from the Waste Management Cluster of RRC.AP shared information on mercury-related projects and activities in the Asian region at the Informal Meeting on Mercury hosted by the Pollution Control Department (PCD), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Thailand on 4 December 2017. The meeting was organized in partnership with the Japanese Embassy in Bangkok. The objective of the meeting was to share in... Read more..

  • New training provided technical know-how on mainstreaming gender in climate change adaptation

    ​Building on the fact that effective adaptation and resilience development cannot be achieved without meaningful inclusion of gender, and on the growing necessity for stakeholders to understand how to mainstream gender into climate action, a new training programme on Mainstreaming Gender Considerations in Climate Change Adaptation Projects  was developed and held by RRC.AP on 4-8 December 2017.

    21 participants from Asia and... Read more..

  • ICIMOD hosted the Expert Group and Task Force Meetings of the Malé Declaration

    The Second Meeting of the Expert Group on Strengthening the Framework of Malé Declaration (EG2) and the Sixth Meeting of the Task Force for Future Development of Malé Declaration (TFFD6) were successfully concluded in Kathmandu, Nepal on 28 November 2017 and 30 November 2017, respectively. RRCAP, the Secretariat for Malé Declaration, convened the two meetings in cooperation and coordination with the Ministry of Population and Environment... Read more..

  • RRC.AP participated in the Workshop on the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT)

    RRC.AP participated at the Workshop on the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT), convened on 28 November 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand, upon the invitation of UNEP-DTU Partnership in Copenhagen which is involved in the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT). The initiative aims to support countries to build capacity for assessing climate action and reporting their progress in line with the Paris Agreement. The meetin... Read more..

  • Pavilion of Partnerships during the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Week

    The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific had joined Asian Institute Technology booth at the Pavilion of Partnerships during the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Week which was held at the United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, from 27 November to 1 December 2017. The objective of the Pavilion was to strengthen capacity and increase momentum for SDG implementation in the region through sharing of experiences and knowled... Read more..

  • RRC.AP participated at the Expert Group Meeting on Best Available Techniques

    RRC.AP participated in the Expert Group Meeting on Best Available Techniques convened on 14-15 November 2017 at the European Commission IPPC Bureau Joint Research Centre, Seville, Spain. RRC.AP supported the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in the survey and compilation of the Best Available Techniques (BAT) used for prevention and control of chemical pollution in India and China, and the reports were presente... Read more..

  • RRC.AP supported the Nineteenth Session of the Intergovernmental Meeting (IG19) of EANET

    RRC.AP provided support to the Secretariat for the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET), hosted by UN Environment Asia and the Pacific Office, in organizing the Nineteenth Session of the Intergovernmental Meeting (IG19) at Siem Reap, Cambodia, during 13-14 November 2017. The Government of Cambodia was the local host for the IG19. The meeting was attended by delegates from member countries of the EANET including Cambodi... Read more..

  • RRC.AP goes to UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn

    A delegation of the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP), representing the Asian Institute of Technology, will attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany,  from 6 to 17 November 2017. It  will co-organise two side events and a permanent exhibit in collaboration with international and regional partners. Read more..

  • Training Programme on Accelerating Renewable Energy Deployment in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) 13-15 December 2017 Suva, Fiji The Training Programme on Accelerating Renewable Energy Deployment in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), was con

    A joint AIT-MOEJ-IRENA five-day 'training program to support renewable energy deployment through developing project proposals to access climate finance' was held in Tokyo and Kobe, Japan from 23-27 October 2017. The intensive hands-on training which was led by the trainer, Mr. Juerg Klarer, provided the platform for participants to start moving from project ideas to Green Climate Fund (GCF) concept notes. National designated authorities... Read more..

  • International Conference “Resilience Building for Sustainable Development”

    ​In light of the International Day for Disaster  Reduction, representatives of RRC.AP's Climate Change Cluster participated in the  “Resilience Building for Sustainable Development” International Conference held  11 - 13 October in Yerevan, Armenia. The event was organised by the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The overall objective of this conference was ... Read more..

  • RRC.AP supported the Best Available Techniques (BAT) project in China and India

    RRC.AP supported the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to implement the Best Available Techniques (BAT) project in two countries, China and India. A mission to Beijing, China was organized between 16 and 19 October 2017 which covered a range of government agencies and think tanks who are involved in, or responsible for the development, selection and/or assessment of BAT to prevent and control industrial chemic... 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..