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New e-Learning Course
Integrating Gender and Indigenous Factors into Locally-Led Adaptation

Shape the future, anywhere you are!

This course equips you to lead local adaptation efforts, weaving together gender, indigenous knowledge, and real-world cases. Interactive tools keep you engaged as you master these powerful approaches.​

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New e-Learning Course

Be Flood Prepared: Protect your community with FloodS!

Flooding is a growing threat due to climate change, causing devastating losses. But there's hope!

FloodS is a FREE, user-friendly web tool that lets you simulate flood scenarios in your area. Learn how to use FloodS with our 4-module e-learning series:

  • Understand flood risks 
  • Master the FloodS tool
  • Explore real-world case studies Protect your community.

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Call for Internship

​We are inviting applicants for resarch intership to support our activities in the field of Air Pollution.

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RRC.AP e-Hub

​The RRC.AP e-learning Hub (RRC.AP e-Hub) is a dedicated platform committed to cultivating dynamic and interactive learning experiences, aimed at supporting the Asia and Pacific region in their endeavors to achieve climate change action and effectively implement National Adaptation Plans. Our mission at RRC.AP e-Hub is to offer strategic guidance and deliver high-quality learning resources that empower individuals, governments, and private sectors to comprehend, adapt to, and fortify resilience against the impacts of climate change. Proudly supported by the Ministry of Environment, Japan, RRC.AP e-Hub stands as a beacon for collaborative efforts in advancing sustainable practices and environmental stewardship across the region.

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Know W​aste Knowledge (KWK) Platform

​The Know Waste Knowledge (KWK) Platform provides a platform for information and k​nowledge sharing to support inform decision-making on marine debris in ASEAN. The platform was created with the objective of generating and consolidating data and information on sustainable waste management, as well as transforming data into comprehensible outputs for key stakeholders to use. The KWK platform also provides information on international waste management projects, as well as offers capacity- building support for stakeholders through e-Learning content.

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FloodS, a Flood Forecasting Tool for Climate Adaptation

FloodS is a flood forecasting tool. A tool developed by a Japanese private company ‘Hitachi’ under the support of the Ministry of Environment, Japan. The introduction of this tool is owing to the requirement of climate adaptation in the region to forecast the flood and their expected impact for appropriate adaptation strategies as a part of a larger climate adaptation plan in the region. The knowledge from the deployment of the tool will help countries in the implementation of an integrated climate-resilient flood risk management approach and improve their existing capacity in understanding the potential impacts of climate change on flooding and flood risk management and enhance the resilience of vulnerable communities. 

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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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  • Air quality management status and needs of countries in South Asia and Southeast Asia

    Countries in South Asia and Southeast Asia are experiencing severe air pollution problems. Most countries lack technical capabilities and adequate air quality management (AQM) infrastructure. A capacity building workshop on AQM was organised from 19–23 September 2022 for countries in South Asia and Southeast Asia. A total of 17 countries (eight in South Asia and nine in Southeast Asia) participated in the workshop. Each country was invited to present on available AQM infrastructure, including ch - Read more...

  • Air quality trends in coastal industrial clusters of Tamil Nadu, India: A comparison with major Indian cities

    India developed several industrial clusters nationwide, including in the state of Tamil Nadu to boost manufacturing. Three coastal cities, namely, Thoothukudi, Cuddalore, and Manali are developed as industrial clusters in Tamil Nadu. For the first time, we documented air quality trends in these industrial cluster cities of Tamil Nadu and compared them with those in Indian major cities, namely, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai. Between 2015-2020, data on key air quality parameters, such as pa - Read more...

  • The Next Wave, Investment Strategies for Plastic Free Seas

    An estimated 150 million metric tons of plastic waste are in the ocean today, and every year an estimated 8 million metric tons more are being added [1]. With oil prices at an all-time low, coupled with growing population levels and economic prosperity, plastic production and consumption are predicted to double over the coming decade. Without immediate intervention, 250 million metric tons of plastic waste could be in the ocean in fewer than 10 years. - Read more...

  • Guidelines on Education Policy for Sustainable Built Environments

    The outcome of this synthesis is a suite of learning aims, strategies and case-study curricula that can empower people to transform cities, towns and villages into eco-settlements. The framework also guides and informs the development of new educational policies that promote the capacity building for sustainable buildings and construction (SBC). - Read more...

  • Mongolia National Waste Management Improvement Strategy and Action Plan 2017-2030

    The NWMISAP is arranged into five chapters. The first chapter provides the background for the need of a waste management strategy, the existing situation of waste management in Mongolia and the current policy and legal framework. Chapter Two describes the strategy development process. Based on this baseline information, a list of strategies to fill the existing gaps and tap the potential opportunities are laid out in the third chapter. Translating these strategic objectives into actions is prese - Read more...

  • Ulaanbaatar Waste Management Improvement Strategy and Action Plan 2017-2030

    he UWMISAP is divided into five chapters. The first chapter provides a background for the need for a city waste management strategy for Ulaanbaatar and outlines the process of developing a strategy and action plan. The existing situation of Ulaanbaatar’s solid waste generation as well as waste handling and legal framework are discussed in Chapter 2. Based on the baseline information provided in Chapter 2, a list of strategies to fill existing gaps and tap potential opportunities is described in - 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 second workshop of the project “Capacity Development Programme on Air Quality Management and Emission Reduction of PM2.5 for Member Countries of ASEAN Haze Agreement and Malé Declaration” was organized physically during 19-23 September 2022 at the Asian Institute of Technology Conference Center (AITCC), Pathum Thani, Thailand. This report summarized the proceedings of the 5-day workshop. - Read more...

  • 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...


Thematic Ar​eas


Air 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

The Climate Change Cluster has carried out assessments on adaptation and mitigation under funding from the Ministry of Environment, Japan (MOEJ). The cluster was involved in the organization of the APAN Forum, leading sessions and discussions.  The cluster has also synthesised results of context-specific research and assessments undertaken by AIT faculty and RRC.AP experts and repackaged them into policy-oriented knowledge products....


Waste and Resource Management

The Waste and Resource 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. Waste cluster work builds towards sustainable waste management in the region while realizing the Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Climate Accord, Green Growth....