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 levels. 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.



Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific

School of Environment, Resource and Development

Office of Sustainable Campus

joins the call to celebrate, protect, and restore our planet.

World Environment Day

June 2, 2022, 11:00-14:00 hr | AITCC Pond
Asian Institute of Technology(AIT)



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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  • The Third Global Waste Conference​

    The Third Global Waste Management Conference was held on 29-30 March 2022 in a virtual format with the theme “Advancing Towards Zero-Waste Cities “. The Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) and Confexhub Group of Malaysia organized the conference. Participants were from policymakers, international experts, and global industry practitioners to strategize, chart directions and craft-out new blue... Read more..

  • Hybrid e-learning training programme on developing concept notes for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) including via the Simplified Approval Process (SAP)

    During 1st quarter of 2022, the AIT-RRC.AP has collaborated with the Bhutan office of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to organize Virtual Training for Bhutanese climate action planning practitioners (National Designated Authority, staff of Direct Access Entities, Civil Society, and domestic consultancies) while piloting the recently developed eLearning course on Developing Concept Notes for the GCF Simplified Approva... Read more..

  • Post Youth Energy Academy (YEA) Mentoring​

    The post-YEA mentoring series was designed to steer the first stages towards developing and implementing the ideas of the Pico-Streamers team that leveraged their award of EUR 1000 during the YEA 2021, as sponsored by the Regional Programme Energy Security and Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS-RECAP). The mentoring series comprised of four sessions, each of 60 – 90 minutes convened once a week... Read more..

  • ​​​The Sixteenth Session of the Intergovernmental Meeting of the Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and its Likely Transboundary Effect for South Asia (MD/IG16)

    The Sixteenth Session of the Intergovernmental Meeting of the Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and its Likely Transboundary Effect for South Asia (MD/IG16) was organized virtually on 12 January 2022. About 40 participants representing the National Focal Points (NFPs) and the National Implementing Agencies (NIAs) of the Malé Declaration member countries, namely, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nep... Read more..

  • Local Level Training on Climate Change Downscaling Using the S8 Downscaler Tool

    The training on climate change downscaling using the S8 downscaler tool was convened by RRCAP in collaboration with Highland Research and Development Institute (HRDI) in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 8-9 December 2021. HRDI is a public-funded organisation, based in Chiangmai, mandated in promoting food security, poverty alleviation, and ecosystem health in mountain regions, currently covering 1,066 communities in 20 provinces of... Read more..

  • Training Programme #3 of Laboratory Management for Mercury Survey and Monitoring

    The Waste and Resource Management Cluster of AIT RRC.AP, together with the United Nations Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok (UNEP ROAP), UNIDO, IDEA Consultants Inc, Japan and conducted a 3-day virtual online training on Laboratory management for mercury survey and monitoring. The training is a part of the slated activities under the ongoing project “Promoting Minamata Convention on Mercury by making the most of Japan’s k... Read more..




Thematic Areas

Air and Atmospheric 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

Currently, the Climate Change Cluster's services are geared towards building capacity and skills in government officials and other stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific to effectively access climate finance, advance climate change adaptation action, and enhance disaster risk reduction efforts.

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Waste and Resource Management

The Waste and ResourceManagement 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.  

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