APN Global Change Perspectives

Lessons Learned from Comparative Studies on Coastal Forest Management in Japan, Myanmar and the Philippines

Policy reviews and case studies were conducted in vulnerable coastal communities of the Philippines (Bohol and Palawan Province), Myanmar (Ayeyawady Delta) and Japan (Okinawa) to assess the effectiveness of bottom-up approaches, extract lessons and identify needs of relevant policies for coastal forest management. The project … Read more...

Study on Carbon Fluxes and Emission from the Red River Highlights Impact of Climate and Human Activities

Riverine carbon fluxes (discharge to the sea) and emission (outgassing or evasion) are an important part of carbon exchanges between terrestrial, oceanic and atmospheric environment. In Asian regions, river water discharge and sediment loads have been altered dramatically over the past decades as a result … Read more...

Assessment of Risk Insurance Initiatives Contributes to Identifying Enabling Factors for Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Benefits

The penetration of risk insurance in the developing Asia-Pacific is poor compared to many developed countries in the region due to several barriers that this sector is facing. Keeping this in view, this project assessed the benefits accrued through community-level risk insurance experiences in the … Read more...

Upscaling the Application of Low-Carbon and Energy-Efficient Technology in the Construction Sector

Title Upscaling the Application of Low-Carbon and Energy-Efficient Technology in the Construction Sector Authors Sanjay Vashisht, Dandapani Varsha, Kriti Nagrath, Manjeet Dhakal, Hina Lotia, Sundus Siddiqui Issue Issue 6, published April 2016 Highlights Ecological impacts of construction sector will rise with urbanisation in South Asia. … Read more...

Bringing Early-Career Scientists to the Fore: Lessons Learned from International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) Landmark Synthesis Event

Title Bringing Early-Career Scientists to the Fore: Lessons Learned from International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) Landmark Synthesis Event Authors Karen SMYTH Issue Issue 6, published April 2016 Highlights Benefits go both ways when early-career scientists and organisations interact. Start early and connect often with organising partners and participants. … Read more...

Building Capabilities of Local Climate Change Communicators towards Climate Change Adaptation in the Upland Communities in Southeast Asia

Title Building Capabilities of Local Climate Change Communicators towards Climate Change Adaptation in the Upland Communities in Southeast Asia Authors Wilfredo M. CARANDANG, Leila D. LANDICHO, Roberto G. VISCO, Bao HUY, Christine WULANDARI, and Anoulom VILAYPHONE Issue Issue 6, published April 2016 Highlights The capability … Read more...

Capacity Building in the Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Conserving Wetlands for the Future

Title Capacity Building in the Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Conserving Wetlands for the Future Authors Brij GOPAL, Anil P. SHARMA, Subodh SHARMA, Sudipto CHATTERJEE, Dinesh K. MAROTHIA, M.A. HASSAN, K.S. RAO Issue Issue 6, published April 2016 Highlights Wetlands, their biodiversity and … Read more...

Traditional Livelihoods and Mining in Mongolia’s Changing Climate: Exploring the Potential of Cross-sectoral Partnerships in Achieving Sustainability

Title Traditional Livelihoods and Mining in Mongolia’s Changing Climate: Exploring the Potential of Cross-sectoral Partnerships in Achieving Sustainability Authors Vigya SHARMA, Byambajav DALAIBUYAN, Gerelt-Od ERDENEBILEG, Myagmartsooj NATSAG, Saruulzaya ADIYA Issue Issue 6, published April 2016 Highlights This project was a first of its kind to … Read more...

Adaptive Capacity of Coastal Resource Management Institutions in Cambodia, Viet Nam and Australia

Title Adaptive Capacity of Coastal Resource Management Institutions in Cambodia, Viet Nam and Australia Authors Pedro FIDELMAN, Truong Van TUYEN, Kim NONG, Melissa NURSEYBRAY, Piseth KEOC, Mensah OWUSU Issue Issue 6, published April 2016 Highlights Institutional adaptive capacity varied within and across case studies. Such … Read more...