Reports

Coordinated climate downscaling for Southeast Asia: An interview with Professor Fredolin Tangang, National University of Malaysia

Editor’s note High-resolution climate projection data using regional downscaling techniques are key to successful assessments of local climate features in order to facilitate mitigation and adaptation to climate change, reduction of climate-related disaster risks and the realization of sustainable development. Starting from 2013, APN has … 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…

Outcomes of the 5th Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum

(Source: APAN Website) “Adapting and Living below 2°C: bridging gaps in policies and practices” call for harnessing more local involvement in integrated adaptation planning, providing access to relevant sources of financing and technologies, provisioning coherent capacity building, involving private sector, and tapping knowledge networks including … Read more…

Report: Cambodia Proposal Development Training Workshop

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5–8 October 2015, Siem Reap, Cambodia — A Proposal Development Training Workshop (PDTW) was held to capacitate young researchers and practitioners from Southeast Asia to develop competitive project proposals for submission to APN for funding. The workshop was jointly organised and supported by the Ministry … Read more…

Report: Developing Capacity through Low Carbon Initiatives, Climate Adaptation and Increased resilience to Climate Impacts in the Asia-Pacific Region

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On 9 July 2015, APN organised a parallel session entitled “Developing Capacity through Low Carbon Initiatives, Climate Adaptation and Increased Resilience to Climate Impacts in the Asia-Pacific Region” at the international scientific conference “Our Common Future under Climate Change” in Paris, France. The report of the … Read more…