Science-Policy Dialogue on Global Environmental Change: Reducing Risk and Increasing Resilience in South Asia — A Policy Brief
|Description||From 2010, South Asia has shown a remarkable economic growth and reduced poverty in the region. However, environmental impacts, such as extreme events, have caused significant problems in the region. In order to address this, APN held its second in a series of three sub-regional Science-Policy Dialogues (SPD) in South Asia (Thimphu, Bhutan) from 19–21 January 2015 providing an opportunity for scientists and policy makers to share their knowledge and experience. The dialogue also provided a platform for regional experts and policy makers to share best practices.
The dialogue was organised by APN and the National Environment Commission of Bhutan with financial support from APN, the Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and the Low Carbon Asia Research Network (LoCARNet). The threeday dialogue was attended by 50 scientists and policy makers from Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Japan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Under the theme “Climate Change: Reducing Risk and Increasing Resilience”, the Science-Policy Dialogue was designed around five activities that incorporated sessions on knowledge-sharing and knowledge management, carousel/café kiosks, roundtable and panel sessions; and participatory games. Three main themes on urban areas (climate impacts and risk reduction); food and water security in the rural context; and low carbon society and sustainable pathways were discussed in the context of rural and urban sectors with a cross cutting theme on sustainability.
|Publisher||Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)|
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“Science-Policy Dialogue on Global Environmental Change: Reducing Risk and Increasing Resilience in South Asia — A Policy Brief,” APN E-Lib, accessed January 16, 2018, http://www.apn-gcr.org/resources/items/show/2017.
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