Towards new weather and climate baselines for assessing weather and climate extremes, impacts and risks

This project’s goal has been to work with Southeast Asian institutions, archives, agencies and National Meteorological Services (NMS) to build capacities for improving and extending historical instrumental, documentary and palaeo databases of Southeast Asian weather and climate. The work plan comprised research into and cataloging sources of historical weather observations in archives and repositories globally...

Williamson, F., Allan, R., & D’arrigo, R. (2017). Towards new weather and climate baselines for assessing weather and climate extremes, impacts and risks. APN Science Bulletin, 7(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2017.179

Towards an integrated approach to urban resilience assessment

As climate change advances, more cities across the world are coming to realize the essential need for resilience-oriented planning. This article summarizes findings of a research project on developing tools and indicators for assessing urban resilience. A mixed-methods approach is taken to investigate various issues related to development and implementation of integrated resilience assessment tools....

Sharifi, A., & Yamagata, Y. (2017). Towards an integrated approach to urban resilience assessment. APN Science Bulletin, 7(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2017.182

The International Conference on Regional Climate — CORDEX 2016

The project, which facilitated the attendance, interaction, and training of early-career scientists from developing nations in the Asia-Pacific region at the International Conference on Regional Climate – CORDEX 2016 (ICRC-CORDEX 2016) was a great success. The conference, held in Stockholm, Sweden 17-20 May 2016, was jointly organized by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institution and...

Lake, I., Kang, H., Tangang, F., Gutowski, W., Lee, B., Kjellström, E., & Langendijk, G. (2017). The International Conference on Regional Climate — CORDEX 2016. APN Science Bulletin, 7(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2017.192

Barriers, needs and potential solutions to reducing vulnerability to global environment change for least developed countries in the Asia-Pacific Region

Least Developed Countries (LDCs) face a myriad of challenges, such as extreme poverty and immense pressure on natural resources that increase vulnerability to all forms of hazards. A synthesis on Global Environmental Change (GEC) and Sustainable Development in LDCs conducted in 12 Asia Pacific LDCs, built capacity and facilitated the integration of cross-scale information from...

Miyan, M., Kuruppu, N., Dube, O., Rahman, M., Dewan, T., Willie, R., & Miah, S. (2017). Barriers, needs and potential solutions to reducing vulnerability to global environment change for least developed countries in the Asia-Pacific Region. APN Science Bulletin, 7(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2017.108

Coastal forest management in the face of global change: Experience of four Asian countries

The cross-country study examined community-based coastal forest management and policies on how integrating coastal forest management with human settlement planning and local livelihoods needs can strengthen community resilience towards climate change impacts confounded with other global changes like land use-land cover change, biological invasion and loss of biodiversity and economic globalization and planetary changes like...

Liang, L., Yiu, E., Camacho, L., Gevaña, D., Oo, T., Sein, C., . . . Nagata, A. (2017). Coastal forest management in the face of global change: Experience of four Asian countries. APN Science Bulletin, 7(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2017.70

Riverine carbon flux from the Red River system (Viet Nam and China): a modelling approach

The Red River (Vietnam and China) is a good example of a large Asian river basin, strongly impacted by climate change and human activities. Previous studies showed the increasing influences of human activities and climate on hydrology and suspended solids transfer of the Red River. In this study, using the Seneque/Rivershtrahler model, carbon transfer and...

Le, T., Garnier, J., Billen, G., Nguyen, T., Rochelle-newall, E., Lu, X., . . . Pham, Q. (2017). Riverine carbon flux from the Red River system (Viet Nam and China): A modelling approach. APN Science Bulletin, 7(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2017.53

Community resilience assessment to support climate change adaptation in Cambodia and Viet Nam

Rural communities throughout the Asia-Pacific are generally more exposed to climate-driven changes to their livelihoods than those in larger/urban communities. We developed and piloted a community resilience tool to be used to support climate change adaptation within existing development planning pathways. Our framework included 39 key questions based around outcomes related to (i) livelihoods and...

Jacobson, C., Tuu, T., Tran, P., Sieng, E., Nguon, C., Nong, K., . . . Smith, T. (2017). Community resilience assessment to support climate change adaptation in Cambodia and Viet Nam. APN Science Bulletin, 7(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2017.15