Adaptation Strategies / Adaptation-Mitigation Nexus

Adaptation Strategies / Adaptation-Mitigation Nexus(540)
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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14 November 2017

We are pleased to invite you to the side event on Building up scientific knowledge to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of adaptation planning and its action to be held on Wednesday, 15 NOV 2017 from 10:00-11:30 AM at the Japan Pavilion, Bonn Zone.

This side event will feature an active discussion on the following questions:

  1. How can we connect climate change risk information with adaptation planning and realize its implementation in both national and local level?
  2. How can we proceed to build up the scientific data in the structure and provide them?

It will be moderated by Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change & Development and a Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Environment and Development, and will bring together a high-level panel composed of state and non-state actors.

  • Dr. Kollawat Sakhakara, Climate Change Management and Coordination Division, Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning, Thailand
  • Ms. Xianfu Lu, Senior, Climate Change Specialist, Sustainable, Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank
  • Dr. Barney Dickson, Head, Climate change unit, UN Environment
  • Dr. Yasuaki Hijioka, Head, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan

For more information, visit:

Japan Pavilion, Bonn Zone
14 November 2017

The Economics of Climate Change Adaptation Training Programme, organised by RRC.AP and UNDP, will aim to equip government officials and other stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific with economic tools necessary to assess and evaluate various interventions for designing climate adaptation projects and policies, formulate national adaptation plans, and access climate finance for adaptation action.

To apply, follow the application process in the ECCA website. Call for applications will remain open until 11 December 2017.

Bangkok, Thailand
16 May 2017

The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific is pleased to announce the last call for applications of the Training Programme on Economics of Climate Change Adaptation under its Climate Change Asia Initiative.

Organizers: the United Nations Development Programme and the United States Agency for International Development Adapt Asia-Pacific Project in cooperation with the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Asian Institute of Technology, under the Climate Change Asia Initiative.

Dates: 21 August to 1 September 2017

Venue: Asian Institute of Technology Conference Centre, Pathumthani, Thailand

Objective: The training programme aims to equip government officials and other stakeholders in the Asia and the Pacific region with economic tools necessary to identify, prioritize, design and implement climate-resilient projects and policies, formulate national adaptation plans and access climate finance for adaptation action.


  • Introduction to key economic principles and review of impacts of climate change in Asia and the Pacific
  • Assessment of economic impacts of climate change, cost-benefit analysis of investment projects and climate-proofing options
  • Proposal development

The draft agenda is available at:

Target audience: (1) policy and technical staff from line ministries and national agencies, non-governmental organizations, academia, and private sector, who are involved in national adaptation planning process, development of project proposals on climate change adaptation and mainstreaming climate change adaptation issues into national strategies and plans; and (2) experts in the field of economics or statistics from governmental, non-governmental and academic institutions who are involved in economic analysis of climate change adaptation actions and climate-resilient investments.   

The training programme is limited to 25 participants as follows:

  • Ten participants from target countries of the UNDP “Economics of Climate Change Adaptation” capacity building programme, namely Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam, will receive full scholarships covering travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses.
  • Five participants from Thailand and ten participants from other countries of Asia and the Pacific can attend on a self-funded basis.

The course is totally free of charge. The self-funded participants need to cover their travel, accommodation, and subsistence expenses.

Further details on the application process are available at

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2017.

For more information, please contact:

Asian Institute of Technology Conference Centre, Pathumthani, Thailand


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