Assessing potential loss and damage for flood hazard using an econometric modelling technique

Agriculture production largely depends on weather conditions and is extremely prone to natural hazards. A more frequent and severe occurrence of natural hazards such as storms and floods has put food security at increased risk in recent decades. Evaluating the true impact (loss and damage) of disaster in the agriculture sector is very challenging. The...

Basnayake, S., Ulubasoglu, M., Rahman, M., Premalal, S., Chandrapala, L., Shrestha, M., . . . Gupta, N. (2021). Assessing potential loss and damage for flood hazard using an econometric modelling technique. APN Science Bulletin. doi:10.30852/sb.2021.1499

Rapid mapping technique for data acquisition: The case of a summer school in the Banjarnegara district, Indonesia

Global environmental change makes us aware of the impact of natural hazards. Natural hazards are phenomena with large spatial dimensions and impacts but whose mapping and monitoring data can be recorded only by using satellite or aerial remote-imaging platforms (Poursanidis & Chrysoulakis, 2017). Given that Southeast Asia is the region in the world that is...

Sutrisno, D., Bin Hashim, M., Shi, P., Qin, R., Syaifoel, R., & Witjaksono, P. (2021). Rapid mapping technique for data acquisition: The case of a summer school in the Banjarnegara district, Indonesia. APN Science Bulletin. doi:10.30852/sb.2021.1396

Enhancing resilience through capacity building in LCCAP formulation in the local government of Aurora, Philippines

Climate Disaster Risk Assessment (CDRA) and Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) provide the scientific and legal platform for climate change adaptation and mitigation in the Philippines. This APN CAPaBLE project responds to the limited technical capacity of local government units (LGUs) to comply with this requirement through collaborative capacity building. Evaluation of CDRA and...

Pulhin, J., Tapia-Villamayor, M., De Luna, C., Cruz, R., Peria, A., Anacio, D., . . . Almarines, N. (2021). Enhancing resilience through capacity building in LCCAP formulation in the local government of Aurora, Philippines. APN Science Bulletin. doi:10.30852/sb.2021.1411

Climate smart actions “Saung Iklim” for smallholder farmers in Subang district, West Java, Indonesia

The implementation of climate change adaptation for crop production is often ineffective among farmers due to a lack of access to climatic data and inadequate knowledge on how to use the available data. The project introduced the utilization of climate data via the Climate Smart Action "Saung Iklim" application to targeted stakeholders (i.e., agricultural extension...

Perdinan, Hidayati, R., Basit, R., Tjahjono, R., Purwanti, D., Sugiarto, Y., . . . Patoka, J. (2021). Climate smart actions “Saung Iklim” for smallholder farmers in Subang district, West Java, Indonesia. APN Science Bulletin. doi:10.30852/sb.2021.1378

Participatory methodologies enable communities to assess climate-induced loss and damage

Opportunities to strengthen resilience can be limited, as the adverse impacts of climate change become more severe. In these cases, it is recognized that there are limits to adaptation and that communities are facing loss and damage as a result of climate change. The perspectives of communities most vulnerable to climate change impacts—in particular those...

Anderson, T., & Singh, H. (2020). Participatory methodologies enable communities to assess climate-induced loss and damage. APN Science Bulletin, 10(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2020.1241

Atmospheric chemistry research in Monsoon Asia and Oceania: Current status and future prospects

We aimed to foster the community of atmospheric scientists in the Monsoon Asia and Oceania (MANGO) region to enhance communication among scientists in different countries and strengthen collaborations with the international community, with emphasis on air quality in Asia as it impacts human health and climate change. For this purpose, we have established a regional...

Tanimoto, H., Oanh, N., Naja, M., Lung, S., Latif, M., Yu, L., . . . Melamed, M. (2020). Atmospheric chemistry research in Monsoon Asia and Oceania: Current status and future prospects. APN Science Bulletin, 10(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2020.1246

Lessons learnt from implementing training on Ecosystems Resilience in a Changing Climate for sectoral development in South and Southeast Asia

Climate change has a considerable impact on weather patterns worldwide. Therefore, planning and decision-making processes based on information on farmers' traditional and indigenous knowledge may no longer be accurate and useful. Respective national and local authorities have not been giving due attention to address this issue, and farmers and their dependents have been facing difficulties...

Jayasinghe, S., Basnayake, S., & Gupta, N. (2020). Lessons learnt from implementing training on Ecosystems Resilience in a Changing Climate for sectoral development in South and Southeast Asia. APN Science Bulletin, 10(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2020.1272

Towards a scientific-based farming of sea urchins: First steps in the cultivation of Diadema setosum, Diadema savignyi and Mesocentrotus nudus

Fishing or breeding. This question arose relatively recently, but in the last decade, mankind will have to lean more towards the second. Sea reserves of useful species are exhausted. One possible solution to this problem is marine farming. We proposed to investigate the larval development of three sea urchin species: Diadema setosum (Leske, 1778), D....

Dautov, S., Dautova, T., & Kashenko, S. (2020). Towards a scientific-based farming of sea urchins: First steps in the cultivation of Diadema setosum, Diadema savignyi and Mesocentrotus nudus. APN Science Bulletin, 10(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2020.1284

Integrating health into urban planning towards sustainability in Asian cities: Workshop summary

The developing countries in Asia are going through rapid urbanization, and integrating health considerations in the early stage of urban planning is important for sustainable development. This project was aimed at capacity building of participants from developing countries in Asia to enhance their awareness on this topic, and to introduce assessment tools that are available...

Kwan, S. (2020). Integrating health into urban planning towards sustainability in Asian cities: Workshop summary. APN Science Bulletin, 10(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2020.1229

Policy gaps and needs analysis for the implementation of NDCs on adaptation and loss and damage in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

The Paris Agreement requires Parties to prepare, communicate, and maintain successive Nationally Determined Contributions. Bangladesh , Nepal and Sri Lanka have submitted their NDCs which include mitigation as well as sector actions linked to adaptation and loss and damage. However, the countries face different faps and needs for the implementation of these commitments such as...

Wijenayake, V., Mombauer, D., Singh, P., & Nadiruzzaman, M. (2020). Policy gaps and needs analysis for the implementation of NDCs on adaptation and loss and damage in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. APN Science Bulletin, 10(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2020.1283