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Mainstreaming adaptation measures into development plan is an important step in policy making in response to climate change. Many policy makers are looking at no-regret options or ones that can generate multiple benefits.
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07 October 2020

The 7th APAN Forum

The 7th APAN Forum will be held virtually on 8-12 March 2021 under the theme: Enabling Resilience for All: The Critical Decade to Scale-up Action, sharing learnings from actions towards climate-resilient development.  Resilience is the unifying theme of the Forum, which is structured around four thematic “streams” focusing on (i) inclusive resilience; (ii) nature-based resilience (iii) economic sector resilience; and (iv) communities and local resilience, respectively.
 
Hosted by the Ministry of  the Environment of Japan (MoEJ) , Government of Japan, together with the APAN secretariat at UN Environment, the Forum is the largest gathering of adaptation practitioners in the Asia and Pacific region.
 
Resilience embodies the desired end-point of adaptation, applicable to natural, human, economic and engineered systems. For this Forum theme, adequate enabling conditions and access to support through which resilience may be built, maintained, and strengthened are identified as a) climate governance; b) planning and processes; c) science and assessment; d) technologies and practices; e) finance and investments.

Objectives of the 7th APAN Forum

The 7th APAN Forum aims to:

  • Address the capacity building needs and priority issues in the Asia-Pacific region that would enable the scaling of tools and the means to resilience and to equip human systems and communities with the capacity to withstand and moderate adverse impacts arising from climate change;
  • Act as a platform for discussions to accelerate action and facilitate the “how” part of adaptation knowledge and programmes, with actionable, scalable “next step” guidelines for communities, stakeholders, and governments;
  • Report on the specific actions taken and progress made since the last APAN Forum on addressing the identified priority knowledge, policy and funding gaps;
  • Formulate a set of recommendations on how to magnify current efforts on adaptation in the Asia-Pacific region and provide the basis for the Asia-Pacific region contributions to the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow, United Kingdom and the 2021 United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP 15) in Kunming, China.

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10 July 2018

The Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum, the flagship event of the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), is the primary regional platform for adaptation practitioners to meet, share their learning and experiences, and work together towards the pertinent outcomes and practical solutions that are needed to address the challenges of climate change. Since the first event in 2010, the APAN Climate Change Forum has grown to become the venue for scientists, donors, youth, and representatives from over 50 countries to meet, converse, and work together for even greater partnerships for adaptation action. With the growing interest in enabling resilience that is not merely reactive, but more adaptive and transformative, we are looking forward to welcoming more than 1,000 participants from the Asia and the Pacific, to Manila, Philippines. The APAN Forum will be from October 17-19, 2018 and will be co-hosted by the Climate Change Commission, Philippines, the Government of the Republic of Palau, and the Asian Development Bank.

THEME

The 6th Forum will be built around four “streams” focusing on (i) resilience of social and human systems, (ii) resilience of natural systems, (iii) resilience of industry and the built environment, and (iv) resilience of island communities. The inclusion of islands recognizes that Asia and the Pacific’s numerous and diverse island communities face particular challenges associated with economic shocks and natural hazards, and building resilience is often an existential task. The hosts of this year’s Forum - the Philippines and Palau – embody the diverse experiences of island communities and have compelling resilience stories to share, which many other countries in Asia and the Pacific might identify with and learn from.

OBJECTIVES

  • Address the capacity building needs and priority issues in the Asia Pacific regions that would enable the scaling of tools and the means to resilience that will equip our human systems and communities with the capacity to withstand and moderate the worst-case scenarios.
  • Facilitate the “how” part of adaptation knowledge and programmes, with actionable, scalable “next step” guidelines for communities, stakeholders, and governments.
  • Report on the specific actions taken since the last APAN Forum regarding progress on addressing the priority knowledge, policy and funding gaps;
  • Act as a platform for discussions and outcomes that would accelerate action and provide the basis for complementary and concrete groundwork for the 2018 Global Stocktake facilitative dialogues, as well as for both ASEAN and Pacific country contributions leading to COP 24 in Katowice, Poland at the end of the year.
Manila, Philippines
14 June 2018

Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2018 is an umbrella for a series of climate-related events focused on NDC implementation – Challenges and opportunities, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and Global Climate Action.

If you are planning a climate-related event in Asia, consider holding it in Singapore during Climate Week.

Join us at Climate Week!

LINEUP OF EVENTS TO DATE AT APCW 2018

  • Asia Pacific Carbon Forum
  • High-level sessions with the Champions of the Marrakesh Partnership
  • High-level Business Day
  • Workshop on South-south and technological cooperation for climate action and sustainable development
  • TEM – Waste to Energy and Circular Economy
  • Global Climate Action workshops (Innovation & buildings, Finance, Oceans and Maritime Transport)
  • Asia Pacific Talanoa Dialogue focused on the Business Community
  • More information is coming soon…

Provisional Programme of the APCW (PDF) and Information Sheet

Resort World Sentosa, Singapore

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