APN Fourth Strategic Plan (2015-2020)
|Description||Societies’ ability to respond to global change depends on the resilience of human and environmental systems in the face of these changes. Improving understanding of the Earth’s systems and its interactions with human societies, improving predictions of longer-term causes and trends of climate change, and preparing nations for future events by applying effective management tools of disaster risk reduction are grand challenges.
APN continues its mission to enable countries in the Asia-Pacific region to address these challenges successfully. Projects and activities funded by APN are aimed at integrating across the natural, social and political science disciplines to find solutions to global change problems that are of major concern in the region.
To realise its mission, APN’s Fourth Strategic Plan (2015–2020) was developed based on the evaluation of its third strategic phase, which ran from 2010 to 2015.
With the support from its members and key partners and steered by the strategies stipulated in the present document, APN will enforce its efforts in designing solution-oriented collaborative research on global change and sustainability in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in developing countries.
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“APN Fourth Strategic Plan (2015-2020),” APN E-Lib, accessed April 27, 2017, http://www.apn-gcr.org/resources/items/show/1999.
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