Ways forward for building climate resilient societies in the Asia-Pacific Region and the role of AP-PLAT as a regional flagship initiative
The Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Information Platform (AP-PLAT) launched at the G20 Energy and Environment Ministerial Meeting held in June 2019 in Karuizawa, Nagano, aims to provide an enabling environment for climate-risk informed decision-making and practical adaptation action through collaboration with partners including national and local governments, international organisations, universities and research institutes. To implement a system leading to the realisation and promotion of climate change adaptation activities, AP-PLAT sets three core pillars of activities: 1) develop scientific knowledge and information related to the climate change impact in the region; 2) provide support tools for stakeholders engaged in adaptation policymaking; and 3) provide capacity building on climate change impact assessment and adaptation project formulation. The objectives of this session are: 1) to deepen understanding by all those concerned, including stakeholders, related to the significance and role of AP-PLAT in promoting science-based climate change adaptation actions in the Asia-Pacific region; and 2) to strengthen the partnership as the basis for active contribution by stakeholders.
Deputy Director, Center for Climate Change Adaptation, National Institute for Environmental Studies