Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP)

RRC.AP bridges the gap between the scientific understanding of sustainable development processes and sound policies at national and regional le​​vels. Our goal is to provide resources for policy setting towards sustainable development, acting as a science-policy interface by regional networking, processing and assessing information and knowledge for governments, local communities and other stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region.RRC.AP, has served as a Secretariat for several networks and Multilateral Environmental Agreements. The Centre has provided support for the development and implementation of national strategies and policies in several fields of sustainable development. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​



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The design of adaptation solutions requires climate change scenarios to assess vulnerabilities. However, it requires a considerable resources to downscale climate data which add financial and technical burdens for locally-led adaptation.

To bridge this gap, we introduce the S8DS dynamical climate change data downscaling service. This allows practitioners to assess global climate scenarios at the local scale without highly specialized technical training and skills.

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  • Asia-Pacific stakeholders reflect on tools for the Making Cities Resilient 2030 initiative

    AIT RRC.AP hosted a Webinar titled Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030): Capacity Building Models and Tools to Strengthen Cities' Resilience in Asia and the Pacific on 23 February 2023. The event was organised in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the Local ... Read more..

  • The Twenty-second Session of the Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting (SAC22) on the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET)

    The Twenty-second Session of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC22) of the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) was organised virtually from 18-20 October 2022. The meeting discussed acid deposition monitoring activities of the EANET in 2021 including project proposals submitted by NC and Participating Countries. Over 50 participants including the Scientific Advisory Committee members or their representatives f... Read more..

  • Youth Energy Academy 2022

    ​ The fourth edition of the Youth Energy Academy in Asia was held from 10 – 16 October 2022 at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. The programme convened 24 youth from seven countries in south and southeast Asia to equip them with skills to design and implement sustainable energy projects at the community level.

    The seven-day intensive programme combined morning theory sessions including presentations and design thin... Read more..




Thematic Areas


Air Pollution

The RRC.AP has been hosting the Secretariat of major intergovernmental and technical support networks, such as the Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and its Likely Transboundary Effects for South Asia (Malé Declaration) since 1998, the Atmospheric Brown Cloud (ABC) Programme since its operation in 2002 and is currently an implementing partner to the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET). ​

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Climate Change

The Climate Change Cluster has carried out assessments on adaptation and mitigation under funding from the Ministry of Environment, Japan (MOEJ). The cluster was involved in the organization of the APAN Forum, leading sessions and discussions.  The cluster has also synthesised results of context-specific research and assessments undertaken by AIT faculty and RRC.AP experts and repackaged them into policy-oriented knowledge products....


Waste and Resource Management

The Waste and Resource Management Cluster  focus on connecting scientific understanding on waste issues with sound policies at regional, national, and local levels through research and assessment, policy support, capacity development, and secretariat functions and partnership. Waste cluster work builds towards sustainable waste management in the region while realizing the Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Climate Accord, Green Growth....