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International Meeting on Building Capacity for Urban Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia and Second Training of Trainers for Urban Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia

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31 July – 4 August 2017, Bangkok — As cities step up their efforts in integrating climate change risk management and reduction in urban planning, pressing needs have been identified in enhancing trainers’ capacity and knowledge related to climate change adaptation strategies, especially in the … Read more…

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…