The APN believes in the value of partnerships and networks and considers working with other organisations involved in global change research, capacity building and policy development a crucial effort in fostering global change research in the region.
Together with the organisations and institutions that are directly co-implementing APN projects and activities, the following are among APN’s key partners
It is a joint initiative of four global environmental change programmes: DIVERSITAS, IGBP, IHDP, and WCRP bringing together researchers from diverse fields and from across the globes, to undertake an integrated study of the Earth System, the way that it is changing, and the implications for global and regional sustainability.
The mission of DIVERSITAS is to promote an integrative biodiversity science, linking biological, ecological and social disciplines in an effort to produce socially relevant new knowledge; and provide the scientific basis for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
GEO is a voluntary partnership of governments and international organisations. It provides a framework within which these partners can develop new projects and coordinate their strategies and investments. GEO is coordinating efforts to build a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) on the basis of a 10-Year Implementation Plan for the period 2005-2015.
IAI is an intergovernmental organisation with a mandate to understand the environmental and social impacts of global change in the Americas. IAI promotes cross-border research to augment scientific capacity and to generate knowledge for free and open exchange towards scientific advice for policy-makers on critical global change issues in the region.
ICSU is a non-governmental organisation representing a global membership that includes both national scientific bodies ( 117 members ) and international scientific unions ( 30 members ). Through this extensive international network, ICSU provides a forum for discussion of issues relevant to policy for international science and the importance of international science for policy issues.
The Office promotes the development of science throughout Asia and the Pacific and helps strengthen the participation of developing country scientist in international research in the region. It also strives to ensure that Asia Pacific scientists become involved in those aspects of the ICSU 2006-2011 Strategic Plan that are especially relevant for Asia and the Pacific.
IGBP studies the interactions between biological, chemical and physical processes and interactions with human systems. It collaborates with other programmes to develop and impart the understanding necessary to respond to global change and it provides scientific knowledge to improve the sustainability of the living Earth.
It is an international, interdisciplinary, non-governmental science programme. It promotes social science research that helps humans to understand and address the challenges of global environmental change and improve societal responses. It also fosters capacity-development, networking and science-policy interaction toward a shared understanding of the social causes and implications of global changes.
It provides the international forum to align the efforts of the climate scientists worldwide towards the aim of determining climate predictability and human impact on climate. WCRP’s mission is to improve the predictive skill of climate models from seasons to centuries and from global to local scales and to make the resulting information and knowledge available to all nations around the world for climate adaptation, mitigation and risk management.
START is a non-governmental research organisation, assisting developing countries to build the expertise and knowledge needed to explore the drivers of and solutions to global and regional environmental change. Through our growing regional networks of collaborating scientists and institutions, START strives to reduce vulnerability through informed decision making.