APN Project Updates

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...

Science-Policy Forum on the Sustainability of the Rice Terrace Systems (Hani and Ifugao): Building Learning Alliance

The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), in cooperation with the Ifugao State University (IFSU) of the Philippines is organising a Science-Policy Forum on Sustainability of the Rice Terrace Systems (Hani and Ifugao): Building Learning Alliance on the 30 July … Read more...