APN Project Updates

Community Resilience Tool Identifies Adaptation Options for Communities in Cambodia and Viet Nam

Embed from Getty Images A community resilience tool was developed and piloted to support climate change adaptation within existing development planning pathways. The framework included 39 key questions based around the outcomes related to livelihoods and environment, infrastructure, community, and climate change and disaster management. … Read more…

Call for abstracts: International Symposium on Sustainable Urban Environment 2017

The International Symposium on Sustainable Urban Environment (ISSUE 2017), to be held on 23-24 June 2017 at the Department of Environmental Science, Tezpur University, Assam, India, is calling for abstracts for poster oral and poster presentations. ISSUE-2017 is originated from the APN funded project “Development of New Water Supply … Read more…

Call for Abstracts: IMBIZO 5: Marine biosphere research for a sustainable ocean

The Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) is calling abstracts for its fifth IMBIZO: Marine biosphere research for a sustainable ocean: Linking ecosystems, future states and resource management, which is partly sponsored by APN. The meeting will consist of three concurrent but interacting workshops, with joint plenary … Read more…

Community Resilience Toolkit Helps Optimise Climate Change Adaptation in Cambodia and Viet Nam

Rural communities throughout the Asia-Pacific are generally more exposed to climate-driven changes to their livelihoods than those in larger/urban communities. A team led by Dr. Chris Jacobson, Sustainability Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, developed and piloted a community resilience tool to be … Read more…

Adapting Groundwater of Asian Cities to Climate Change: Bridging the Science and Policy Interface

13-14 December 2016, Bangkok, Thailand – A two-day workshop on “Adapting groundwater of Asian cities to climate change: bridging the science and policy interface” successfully concluded at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. The workshop focused on sharing the status of groundwater resources of four cities in … Read more…

Call for Poster Abstracts: First International Workshop on Human Impacts on Carbon Fluxes in Asian River Systems

River systems provide various ecosystem services that are crucial for sustaining rapidly expanding population centers across Asia. Despite far-reaching environmental impacts, human-induced perturbations such as impoundments and water pollution have rarely been linked to carbon export and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Asian river systems. … Read more…

Framework for Assessing Urban Resilience and Urban Energy Resilience Developed

A framework for designing toolkits for assessing urban resilience and energy resilience was developed as a means to mainstream resilience thinking into planning system and increase the response capacity of cities. In a recently closed project entitled “Integrated, Resilience-based Planning for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation … Read more…

Upcoming in Sri Lanka: Regional Workshop on Climate Inclusive Flood Impact Assessment

A regional workshop on Climate Inclusive Flood Impact Assessment (CLIF-IA) will be conducted in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 13-15 September 2016 under APN funded project on “Developing Climate Inclusive Potential Loss and Damage Assessment Methodology for Flood Hazards” (CAF2015-RR01-CMY-Basnayake). The workshop is being organised by the … Read more…