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.


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The S8 SI-CAT DOWNSCALER

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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  • Webinar: Think Globally Fund Locally: Adaptive Finance to Strengthen Climate Change

    ​AIT RRC.AP successfully convened a webinar on climate finance inviting experts to discuss their experience in accessing finance for climate change adaptation and the necessity to work with the local actors to address the impacts of climate change while also noting the challenge in locally-led adaptation.
    The webinar formally started with the welcome address from Dr Guilberto Borongan, Director, RRC.AP followed by the opening remar... Read more..

  • Capacity Development Programme on Air Quality Management and Emission Reduction of PM2.5 for Member Countries of ASEAN Haze Agreement and Malé Declaration

    The  AIT Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (AIT RRC.AP), with partners, organised a 5-day capacity-building workshop on air quality management during 19-23 September 2022 at AIT Conference Center. The workshop aimed to build the capacities of the countries for better management of air quality and to enhance the technical capabilities to support their national efforts for addressing air pollution issues.

    Mor... Read more..

  • The Working Group Meeting of EANET

    ​The Working Group Meeting of Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) in 2022 (WG2022) was convened virtually from 24 to 25 August 2022. About 70 representatives from the EANET participating countries, namely, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as the Secretariat and Network Center for the EANET, gathered online ... Read more..

  • Promoting Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) for Climate Change

    AIT RRC.AP in 2020 organised a webinar that introduced the concept of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and its application including existing traditional ecological knowledge in NbS applications. On August 11, 2022, AIT RRC.AP in collaboration with organisations working in the NbS sector from Europe and Asia, organised the webinar that showcased a series of examples and insights from completed and ongoing activities.

    Dr. Naoya ... Read more..
  • Advanced Training on Developing Concept Notes for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Including via the Simplified Approval Process (SAP)

    AIT RRC.AP piloted a virtual training from 27 June – 21 July 2022, in a semi-self-paced format whereby participants were instructed to complete self-paced course modules, guided to work together with virtual collaboration tools (Miro and Slack), and convened during weekly virtual check-in calls to report and get feedback on progress. It was aimed to strengthen the know-how among officers involved in climate change adaptation project ... Read more..

  • Working Group Meeting on drafting Vision Paper and Agreement for Strengthening the Malé Declaration

    The Working Group Meeting on drafting Think Piece (Vision Paper) and Agreement for Strengthening the Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and its Likely Transboundary Effect for South Asia (MD WG2022) was organised on 23 June 2022 on an online platform. The objective of the MD WG2022 was to discuss and brainstorm the vision of the Malé Declaration and review the draft of the Think Piece (Vision Paper) and the dr... Read more..

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  • Capacity Mapping for Monitoring and Assessment of Plastic Pollution in the Lower Mekong

    This report presents findings of capacity-mapping study on the monitoring and assessment of plastic pollution in the Lower Mekong Region. The study was conducted as part of the UN Environment Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific's project titled the *Promotion of ConterMEASUREs against Marine Plastic Litter in Southeast Asia and India" (hereafter, referred to as * ConterMEASURE project"). The CounterMEASURE project aims to develop a region-based approach for the monitoring and assessment of - Read more...
    Published Year: 2020
    Pagination: 92


  • Summary report: Waste Management in ASEAN countries

    This summary report examines the waste management landscape in 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States. This report begins with the statistics on the trends of population growth, urbanization, and economic growth in each of the ASEAN countries, which is then followed by an overview of the waste generation, collection, treatment & recovery, and disposal statistics, and associated environmental, technical, and governance (institutions, policy, regulations) factors in the wa - Read more...
    Published Year: 2017
    Pagination: 76


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

    The programme mainly aimed to build the capacities of the ASEAN member countries on air quality management and emission reduction of PM2.5. The 17 prominent experts of the region were invited as lecturers who covered a range of important topics, including air quality monitoring, emission inventory development, air quality modeling, human health and environment impact assessment, and planning skills for emission reduction policies and action plans. The valuable information introduced in the respe - Read more...
    Published Year: 2022
    Pagination: 84


  • Technical Guidelines for the Environmentally Sound Management of Mercury-Containing Medical Measuring Devices in the Philippines

    Mercury and mercury compounds are highly toxic substances with adverse effects on humans1, ecosystems2, and wildlife3. Initially seen as an acute, localized hazard, mercury pollution is now recognized as a global problem, threatening populations and ecosystems distant from the point source of emissions at risk from its toxic effects. As of 2019, it is ranked third in the substance priority list of the US Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry (ATSDR), just below arsenic and lead, and - Read more...
    Published Year: 2021
    Pagination: 122


  • Situation Assessment of Mercury-Containing Medical Measuring Devices in the Philippines

    The Situation Assessment of Mercury-Containing Medical Measuring Devices (MCMMDs) in the Philippines presents 1) relevant statistical information on the use, storage, and disposal of mercury-containing thermometers and sphygmomanometers in licensed hospitals in the Philippines and 2) an analysis of the current policy framework for the management of MCMMDs and its implementation gaps in accordance with international and national guidelines and national targets for the phase-out of MCMMDs. - Read more...
    Published Year: 2021
    Pagination: 124


  • Technical Guidelines for the Substitution and the Environmentally Sound Management of Mercury-Containing Medicale Devices in Indonesia(Indonesian Version)

    (Indonesian Version) This guidelines comprehensively contain national policies and regulations, an overview of mercury-containing medicle measuring devices and their alternatives, environmentally sound management of unbroken mecury-containing medicle measuring devices, enviornmentally sound management of broken mercury containing medicle measuring devices health and safety, emergency response, and guidance and supervision. - Read more...
    Published Year: 2021
    Pagination: 104


  • Technical Guidelines for the Substitution and the Environmentally Sound Management of Mercury-Containing Medicale Devices in Indonesia(English Version)

    This guidelines comprehensively contain national policies and regulations, an overview of mercury-containing medicle measuring devices and their alternatives, environmentally sound management of unbroken mecury-containing medicle measuring devices, enviornmentally sound management of broken mercury containing medicle measuring devices health and safety, emergency response, and guidance and supervision - Read more...
    Published Year: 2021
    Pagination: 100


  • Situation Assessment of the Management of Mercury-Containing Medical Measuring Devices in Indonesia (Indonesian Version)

    (Indonesian Version) This report includes a brief national profile of Indonesia, assessment design and methodology, data collection and analysis results with inventory development, gap analysis between existing policy framework and actual practices in the field and requirements of the relevant conventions, as well as conclusions and recommendations - Read more...
    Published Year: 2021
    Pagination: 178


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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).

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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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