APN Science Bulletin Issue 3 March 2013
The present publication is the 3rd issue of the APN Science Bulletin series to be published in the APN’s Third 5-year Strategic Phase, which runs until March 2015. Issue 3 (2013) is a peer-reviewed publication that has become a main source, next to the APN website, for up-to-the-minute information on activities undertaken by the APN. As a landmark publication written by the global environmental community, supported by the APN, and focussing on issues of underpinning science that is policy-relevant, the 2013 Science Bulletin aims to satisfy readers in both the science and non-science communities with a keen interest in Global Environmental Change in the Asia-Pacific region.
The 2013 APN Science Bulletin highlights those APN projects either funded and/or completed in the year of publication (the present year runs from April 2012 – March 2013). The Science Bulletin has three main sections: 1) Featured Articles; 2) Regional Research Projects funded under the Annual Regional Call for Research Proposals (ARCP) Programme; and 3) Scientific Capacity Development Projects funded under the CAPaBLE Programme.
A supplement to the Bulletin will be published in early summer 2013 and will include a number of important activities supported by the APN outside its core programmes, for example, the development of Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific, Focussed activities under Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Land-Use, a series of Hyogo-funded workshops on the New Commons, among others.