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Thematic Track 9
  • 1 December 2022
  • JST 16:00 - 17:00 (GMT+09:00)
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Bridging Science and Policy: Journey of AP-PLAT for Climate Resilient Asia-Pacific

In order to build societies resilient to climate change and achieve the Global Goal on Adaptation (GGA) set forth in the Paris Agreement, a key for the achievement is that climate science, policy, and implementation of the policy complement each other. The Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Information Platform (AP-PLAT), which was initiated by Japan, aims to support promotion of decision-making based on the best available science which considers climate change risk and effective climate change adaptation measures in the Asia-Pacific region. Concretely, AP-PLAT has been promoting development of “scientific information infrastructure” and “adaptation support tools” as well as “capacity development” with a strong intention of collaboration among countries, local governments, and relevant organizations in the region.

This session will focus on the AP-PLAT’s “capacity development” activities, review its past activities and look at its future prospects for the climate resilient Asia-Pacific region. The session will invite adaptation policy researcher, climate science tool developer and climate policy practitioners from developing countries involved in capacity development programs; discuss how to effectively bridge science and policy, how to promote climate change mitigation and adaptation in an integrated manner, significance and roles of AP-PLAT capacity development programs; and examine future challenges to form the Asia-Pacific region that is resilient to climate change. Through the discussion, the session aims to compile recommendations for future capacity development activities under AP-PLAT.


MIZUNO Osamu, Programme Director, Adaptation and Water, IGES

YOSHIDA Yuki, Researcher, Center for Climate Change Adaptation, National Institute for Environmental Studies

Vishnu Prasad Pandey, Professor and Deputy Executive Director of Center for Water Resources Studies (CWRS), Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University

Netai Chandra Dey SARKER, Director, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, Bangladesh