Facilitating knowledge sharing and co-creation between communities of climate research and its users

Climate impacts and risks involve climatic impact drivers, the exposure and vulnerability of natural and socioeconomic systems, and a strong interdependency exists between climate, nature and human society. Effective climate change adaptation requires effective knowledge sharing and co-creation between communities of climate research and its users. This pilot project of the World Climate Research Programme,...

Zhang, X., & Jiang, Z. (2022). Facilitating knowledge sharing and co-creation between communities of climate research and its users. APN Science Bulletin, 12(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2022.1994

Supporting regional and international cooperation in research on extremes in climate prediction and projection ensembles: Workshop summary

Weather and climate extremes have enormous impacts on society, and are becoming more severe and frequent as the world warms. Most developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region are highly vulnerable to risks associated with heatwaves and cold spells, droughts and floods, tropical cyclones, wildfires, and other extremes. To support regional and international cooperation for research...

Lee, J., Merryfield, W.J., Moon, S., & Han, S. (2022). Supporting regional and international cooperation in research on extremes in climate prediction and projection ensembles: Workshop summary. APN Science Bulletin, 12(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2022.1977

Climate change scenarios over Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is one of the world’s regions most vulnerable to climate change impacts with low-lying land, more severe floods and droughts, larger populations, higher dependency on agriculture for the economic sector, and low resilience of communities. Therefore, a study on how future climate change will affect this region has been conducted, and the results...

Sentian, J., Payus, C.M., Herman, F., & Kong, V.W.Y. (2022). Climate change scenarios over Southeast Asia. APN Science Bulletin, 12(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2022.1927

Integrated analysis of climate, land use and water for resilience urban megacities: A case study of Thailand and Viet Nam

This research aims to explore the integration of land use, climate, and water resources for urban resilience in Bangkok, Thailand and Hanoi, Viet Nam, both of which are megacities of Southeast Asia. Climate projections using the WorldClim database for 2050 in Bangkok reveal an increase in temperature by 8.2 percent, while precipitation will tend to...

Monprapussorn, S., & Ha, L.P. (2021). Integrated analysis of climate, land use and water for resilience urban megacities: A case study of Thailand and Viet Nam. APN Science Bulletin, 11(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2021.1556

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

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

Future changes in growing degree days of wheat crop in Pakistan as simulated in CORDEX South Asia experiments

Climate change has become a global phenomenon having severe ramifications on socio-economic sectors such as agriculture, water resources, environment and health. The effects of changing climate are much more prominent on developing economies as compared to the implications on well-developed industrial powers. Pakistan is one of the struggling agricultural economies confronting the issues of food insecurity...

Shaheen, N., Jahandad, A., Goheer, M., & Ahmad, Q. (2020). Future changes in growing degree days of wheat crop in Pakistan as simulated in CORDEX South Asia experiments. APN Science Bulletin, 10(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2020.1221

Evaluation of best management practices with greenhouse gas benefits for salt-affected paddy soils in South Asia

Anthropogenic climate change has caused increased soil salinity in South Asia due to saltwater intrusion caused by sea level rise, input of fertilizers with high salt index, and irrigation malpractices, etc. Salinity has a multitude of impacts on plant and soil processes, leading to alterations in gas fluxes and rice productivity. The remedial measures adopted...

Lokupitiya, E., Agrawal, M., Ahamed, T., Mustafa, N., Ahmed, B., Vathani, A., . . . Paustian, K. (2020). Evaluation of best management practices with greenhouse gas benefits for salt-affected paddy soils in South Asia. APN Science Bulletin, 10(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2020.1042