​The 14th Asian Co-benefits Partnership Advisory Group Meeting

  19 January, 2024


The Asian Co-benefits Partnership (ACP) held its 14th Advisory Group Meeting virtually on 19th January 2024. Dr. R. L. Verma, representing the AIT RRC.AP and Head of its Air Pollution Cluster, participated in the meeting.


Dr. Verma provided an overview of AIT RRC.AP's work across its three clusters: Air Pollution, Climate Change, and Waste and Resources Management. He highlighted how its activities promote co-benefits in various ways, including:

  • Air Pollution: Supporting regional cooperation in South Asia to develop science-based policies for tackling air pollution issues. 
  • Climate Change: Promoting nature-based solutions for adaptation across Asia, along with offering free, user-friendly climate data tailored for Southeast Asian policymakers. 
  • Capacity Building: Organizing workshops to enhance air quality management skills in Asian countries. Additionally, they provide tools and resources for climate change adaptation planning and disaster risk reduction, while raising awareness through webinars that empower cities and local governments. 
  • Partnerships and Resources: Strengthening regional cooperation in South Asia on environmental issues, developing Green Climate Fund projects for climate adaptation in various countries, and mobilizing financial resources for implementing solutions related to air pollution, climate change adaptation, urban resilience, and disaster risk reduction.

The ACP is an informal and interactive platform to improve information sharing and stakeholder coordination on co-benefits in Asia. It aims to help mainstream climate and environmental co-benefits into decision-making processes in Asia. RRC.AP is a member of the Advisory Group of the ACP.