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.



  • The ASEAN Dissemination Workshop on the Substitution and the ESM of Mercury-containing Medical Measuring Devices

    ​The ASEAN Dissemination Workshop on the Substitution and the ESM of Mercury-containing Medical Measuring Devices was convened on 28 September 2021 by the Waste and Resource Management Cluster of RRC.AP. The workshop was a wrap up project activity of the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) project titled “Development of Capacity for the Substitution and the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of Mercury-containing Medical Measuring... Read more..

  • The Capacity Development Programme on Air Quality Management and Emission Reduction of PM2.5 for Asian Countries

    ​A virtual training workshop on the “Capacity Development Programme on Air Quality Management and Emission Reduction of PM2.5 for Asian Countries” was organised on 13-17 September 2021 by the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP). The workshop was aimed to build the capacities of the Asian countries for better management of air quality and to enhance the technical capabilities of the Asian countries to support the... Read more..

  • Webinar on Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation: From Concept to Implementation

    ​A webinar on “Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation: from Concept to Implementation” was organised by RRC.AP to help identify opportunities for NbS in adaptation to climate change, particularly, having a common understanding and interpretation of NbS concepts and take advantage of existing traditional ecological knowledge in NbS application. It will provide experiences, and emerging priorities of key donors and imp... Read more..

  • The EANET Awareness Workshop

    ​The EANET Awareness Workshop in 2021 was organized virtually on 6 September 2021, in partnership with the Republic of Korea. The event gathered over 200 participants from 16 countries and focused its discussion on international cooperation on acid deposition and air pollution. The workshop was aimed at increasing public understanding of regional acid deposition issues while reflecting on the work achieved by the EANET in the last 20 ... Read more..

  • The Working Group Meeting in 2021 Session-2 for the EANET (WG2021-1)

    ​The Working Group Meeting in 2021 Session 2 for the EANET (WG2021-2) was convened virtually from 18-20 August 2021. Over 70 participants representing the EANET member countries, namely, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam, the Secretariat and Network Center for the EANET, gathered- together to discuss the process of the expansion of the ... Read more..

  • Strengthening Cities’ Resilience to Climate and Disaster Risks

    ​The three-day virtual training workshop on “Strengthening Cities Resilience to Climate and Disaster Risks” was convened from 23-25 June 2021 gathering participants from Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The online training workshop aimed to assist cities and local governments in building greater resilience to climate and disaster risks through integrati... 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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