Events and Updates

  • 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..

  • 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 pr... 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..

  • 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..