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  • Third Edition of the Youth Energy Academy a Success: Supporting youth to take climate action

    After the success of two previous editions of the Youth Energy Academy (YEA), the AIT Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (AIT RRC.AP) organized a third YEA in collaboration with the Sustainable Energy Youth Network (SEYN); Yunus Center AIT and Yunus Thailand; AIT Department of Energy, Environment, and Climate Change; and other partners. Thanks to the support from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s Regional Programme for Energy ... Read more..

  • 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..

  • Initial Presentation on the AIT-Centers’: Special Expertise and Projects

    ​The RRC.AP made the initial presentation on the AIT-Centers’: Special Expertise and Projects on 17th June 2021 via Zoom meeting. The purpose of the presentation is to brief and advertise in the AIT Community and its partners the capabilities and expertise of the AIT Centers by presenting its areas of interest, services, and know-how.  The presentation was a mixture of the Center introduction with focus on some special c... Read more..

  • Developing Concept Notes for the GCF including via the Simplified Approval Process (SAP)

    ​The RRC.AP organized a virtual preliminary training on Developing Concept Notes for the GCF including via the SAP in virtual format over six days from 03 June to 01 July 2021 in collaboration with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), and the SAP Team of the GCF Secretariat. The workshop gathered 13 participants from project teams in South Asia—namely Bhutan, Maldives, and Nepal— including officers involved i... Read more..

  • Accessing Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) Project Preparation Facility (PPF)

    ​The RRC.AP with the support from the Green Climate Fund Secretariat convened a two-hour virtual mentoring session on “Accessing GCF’s Project Preparation Facility (PPF)”. Ms. Qu (Project Preparation Specialists, GCF) provided an overview of the PPF, including PPF delivery modalities (PPF Funding and PPF Service), the application process and documents needed, and the submission and approval process. The presentation also referred to a... Read more..

  • Inception Workshop on Mercury-containing Medical Devices Management Project in the Philippines

    ​AIT RRCAP, together with the DENR Philippines and BanToxics conducted an inception workshop for the Philippines under the JAIF funded project “Development of Capacity for the Substitution and the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of Mercury-containing Medical Measuring Devices” in the Philippines on April 28, 2021. The inception workshop was conducted as a follow up activity to a successful project kick-off meeting held on ... Read more..

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

    ​The Working Group Meeting in 2021 Session 1 for the EANET (WG2021-1) was convened, virtually, from  20-22 April 2021. Around 70 participants, including members from the EANET participating countries, namely Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Thailand, and Vietnam, joined the Session. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Asia Cen... Read more..

  • Working Group Meeting on Drafting Strategy and Work Programme for Phase-VII (2021-2025) of the Malé Declaration (MD WG2021)

    ​The Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and Its Likely Transboundary Effects for South Asia (Malé Declaration) organized the Working Group Meeting on Drafting Strategy and Work Programme for Phase-VII (2021-2025) of the Malé Declaration (MD WG2021) on 8 April 2021 virtually. Nearly 30 participants representing the National Focal Points (NFPs) and the National Implementing Agencies (NIAs) of the eight memb... Read more..

  • Kick off meeting for the project JAIF Mercury-Containing Medical Devices Management Project in the Philippines

    ​On the April 7, 2021, AIT RRCAP, together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Philippines and BanToxics organized a one-day virtual kick-off meeting to mark the official takeoff of the JAIF funded project “Development of Capacity for the Substitution and the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of Mercury-containing Medical Measuring Devices” in Indonesia and the Philippines. The kickoff meeting was... Read more..

  • 2nd Global Waste Management Conference

    ​On 22-23 March 2021, the Second Global Waste Management Conference was held in a virtual format with the theme “Integrating People, Planet & Profit in Managing Waste and Resource Recovery.” The Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) and Confexhub Group of Malaysia organized the conference. Participants were from policy... Read more..

  • Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) Participated in the 7th Asia Pacific Adaptation Forum

    ​RRC.AP is a supporting partner of the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) and contributed to the 7th APAN Forum held virtually on 8 – 12 March 2021. During the forum RRC.AP organised the two virtual sessions on following:

     “Collaborating Efforts to Strengthening Cities Resilience to Climate and Disaster Risks”, This session focused on how to integrate Disaster Risk Resilience into national d... Read more..

  • Adapting to Climate Change: Strengthening Urban Water Resilience

    ​The RRC.AP organized a session on “Adapting to Climate Change: Strengthening Urban Water Resilience” on 2 March 2021 during the Water Security and Climate Change Conference (WSCC). The conference that was held virtually from 1 to 4 March 2021 which provided a space for scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders from diverse sectors to share their knowledge and experience on water security issues with relation to climate vari... Read more..

  • Panelists discuss the urgency to address water security issues and water-induced disasters

    RRC.AP participated in the Water Security and Climate Change Conference (WSCC) held virtually from 1 to 4 March 2021. The conference provided a space for scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders from diverse sectors to share their knowledge and experience on water security issues with relation to climate variability and change. RRC.AP organised a session on “Adapting to Climate Change: Strengthening Urban Water Resilience” on 2 ... Read more..

  • Assessment of Status of Air Quality Management in ASEAN Countries

    ​RRC.AP is a member of the Asian Co-benefits Partnerships (ACP), coordinated by IGES. On 19 January 2021, Dr. R. L. Verma participated virtually in the 11th Advisory Committee Meeting of the ACP. The meeting discussed the concept note of the 2nd Phase of the ACP. During the discussion, Dr. Verma has introduced ongoing projects and initiatives with relevance to the Cobenefit Approaches. These projects and initiatives included the ... Read more..

  • Developing Concept Notes for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Including via the Simplified Approval Process (SAP)

    ​The RRC.AP convened a virtual advanced training from 18-22 January 2021 on Developing Concept Notes for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) including via the Simplified Approval Process (SAP). The week-long event gathered 31 participants from seven countries in the region working towards accessing the GCF for Climate Change Ada... Read more..

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