There is an increasing need for reliable regional climate information that is both scientifically rigorous but also communicated in a manner to which all potential end users, from water managers in Vietnam to city planners in Metro Manila to renewable energy companies in China, can utilize for effective impact and adaptation planning. The scientific capacity development, partnership building and science-policy interaction activities ongoing in the Asia Pacific regional teams of the global Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX), as part of the World Climate Research Programme, are working towards meeting this challenge. ICRC-CORDEX 2016, to be held in Stockholm 17th-20th May 2016, will bring together the international community involved in regional climate research and its applications to the vulnerability, impacts and adaptation community and the full spectrum of potential end users of regional climate information. It will further promote the CORDEX vision to advance and coordinate the science and application of regional climate downscaling through global partnerships. This project will provide support for members of the Asia Pacific CORDEX communities, particularly early career and developing nation scientists, to attend, present their work, network, build new partnerships and collaborations, and gain new experience and skills at this high-level international event.