Side event “Towards Climate-Resilient World ~Challenges for Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Information Platform (AP-PLAT) on disaster risk reduction~”
On 11 December 2019, at the side event “Towards Climate-Resilient World ~Challenges for Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Information Platform (AP-PLAT) on disaster risk reduction~”, co-organized by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ), the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), APN’s capacity development activities on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction were introduced as examples that could contribute to the activities of AP-PLAT, an MOEJ initiative that aims to share climate change risk information to support effective climate risk management through adaptation.
Digital Belt and Road (DBAR)
On 12 December, Mr Tsukada participated in a side event related to the Digital Belt and Road (DBAR) Initiative organized by the National Research Council of Thailand. Mr Tsukada introduced outstanding APN projects that use earth observation big data to support vulnerability assessment and adaptation.
Adaptation and Resilience Knowledge Hub
The Adaptation and Resilience Knowledge Hub, created by SLYCAN Trust with support from APN, was launched globally at UNFCCC COP25. The Knowledge Hub aims to provide access to information, research, and knowledge products related to climate change adaptation, loss and damage, and resilience building, and to facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration among technical experts and stakeholders. For more information…
Earth Information Day
Two APN projects were presented at the Earth Information Day, UNFCCC COP 25, December 2019, in Madrid, Spain, under the theme “Earth observation for science, policy and practice: Cases from the Asia-Pacific region”:
- Satellite earth observation supports assessment of global climate change impacts on Asia-Pacific environment, Eko Siswanto, JAMSTEC, Japan. View Poster
- Mapping and modelling vulnerability to dengue in Vietnam and the Philippines using geospatial and time-series approaches, Nga T. T. Pham, Vietnam National Space Center, Viet Nam. View Poster