Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific

RRCAP 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.

What We do


Capacity Building

Our training programmes and workshops equip participants with practical tools, insights, and the know-how to advance sustainable development action. We ensure that these activities are tailored  to address the specific needs and demands of each stakeholder.
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Knowledge sharing

We organize seminars, symposiums, consultations, conferences and webinars, and develop user-friendly outreach materials, with the aim to facilitate intergovernmental and cross-sector dialogue, knowledge exchange, and science-based knowledge transfer.
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Policy advice

We work closely with local, national and regional stakeholders to strengthen policy formulation and implementation.
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research

We believe problem-oriented data assessment and scientific research lead to strengthening the understanding of the environmental problems, eventually guiding to the solution.
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  • Virtual Conference of the CounterMEASURE Final Stakeholder

    ​The CounterMEASURE Final Stakeholder Conference was successfully held on 25 to 28 May 2020 virtually. It showcased important achievements of the CounterMEASURE project at its first phase and previewed second phase of CounterMEASURE implementation. The virtual conference highlighted key stories, accomplishments, and innovative solutions... Read more..

  • 2nd Edition of Youth Environment Academy (YEA) and follow up activities

    Preparatory activities regarding the partnership between RRC.AP CCC and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation's Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia Pacific  (KAS-RECAP)  to conduct the second edition... Read more..

  • Training Workshop on Building Cities’ Resilience to Climate and Disaster Risks

    RRC.AP, in collaboration with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the Educational Partnership for Innovation in Communities Network (EPIC-N) with financial support from Ministry of the Environment Japan (MoEJ) organized a five days regional training workshop from 24 – 28 February... Read more..

  • EANET National Awareness Workshop

    ​The Myanmar Awareness Workshop on Acid Deposition and Air Pollution was conducted on 24 to 25 February 2020 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. The event was organized by the Secretariat for the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) in collaboration with the Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) and the Ministry ... Read more..

  • The Youth Energy Academy reaches COP 25

    RRC.AP shared insights on its work in capacity building for youth-led climate action during a side event titled “Increasing Climate Ambition through Capacity Building Among Youth and Educators” during COP 25. The Youth Energy Academy is a unique and disruptive training programme brought to AIT for the first time in October 2019 with the... Read more..

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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). More ...

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 More...

Waste Management

The Waste 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.   More ...

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