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

Improving women’s access to climate information services and enhancing their capability to manage climate risks

Climate information services has been demonstrated as a potential tool in supporting farmers to manage climate risks. However, the existing gap or disconnect between institutions that develop climate information and farmers who are the primary users of climate information can be addressed by building their capacity in an integrated manner by covering all the associated...

Raj, R., M, D., Bose, S., Ramalingam, S., & Cas, B. (2020). Improving women’s access to climate information services and enhancing their capability to manage climate risks. APN Science Bulletin, 10(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2020.946

Peripherality as key to understanding climate-associated risk and resilience for Pacific island communities

To address the lack of effective sustained interventions for climate-change adaptation in Pacific Island communities, a study to capture individual community risk and resilience profiles using peripherality was undertaken. Based on questionnaires completed in 73 communities, three peripherality indices were tested and refined and demonstrated to adequately capture various things such as community exposure to...

Nunn, P., Joseph, E., Korovulavula, I., & Kumar, R. (2019). Peripherality as key to understanding climate-associated risk and resilience for Pacific island communities. APN Science Bulletin, 9(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2019.888

Assessing the health effects of extreme temperature and development of adaptation strategies to climate change in selected countries in the Asia-Pacific region

While studies show that climate change is exacerbating health effects due to extreme hot weather, scientific evidence in the Asia-Pacific region remains scarce. In this study, we aim to assess the health effects of extreme temperature, identify individual and community factors contributing to population vulnerability, and develop adaptation strategies for temperature-related health risks. Various methods...

Cheng, L., & Huang, C. (2019). Assessing the health effects of extreme temperature and development of adaptation strategies to climate change in selected countries in the Asia-Pacific region. APN Science Bulletin, 9(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2019.854

Vulnerability of urban waters to emerging contaminants in India and Sri Lanka: Resilience framework and strategy

Vulnerability and resilience of urban waters, under the shifting paradigm of climate change and urbanization, needs to be evaluated from both quantitative and qualitative perspectives. We evaluated the vulnerability of urban waters of Guwahati, the largest city in Northeastern India, and Colombo, the coastal National Capital Territory of Sri Lanka, by analyzing the concurrence of...

Kumar, M., Chaminda, T., Honda, R., & Furumai, H. (2019). Vulnerability of urban waters to emerging contaminants in India and Sri Lanka: Resilience framework and strategy. APN Science Bulletin, 9(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2019.799