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Climate change is now widely regarded as one of the most serious challenges the world faces, and adapting to it is an urgent requirement for countries across the world. The less developed countries of the Asia and Pacific region, despite contributing the least to the emission of greenhouse gases, are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific: How Can Countries Adapt compiles policies and best practices on climate change adaptation, emphasizing the fact that the Asia and Pacific region needs immediate measures—both structural and nonstructural—in order to adapt to climate change. The discussions elaborate on issues related to water resources, agriculture, and natural resources management, which are some of the most vital sectors for the region from ...

Supporting Climate Action Plans: The Role of the Adaptation Knowledge Platform
Supporting climate action plans: The role of the adaptation knowledge platform

The Regional Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platform for Asia (hereafter Adaptation Knowledge Platform) was developed to respond to demand for effective mechanisms for sharing information on climate change adaptation and developing adaptive capacities in Asian countries, many of which are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Discussions on this initiative started in 2008 and the first phase was officially launched in 2009 by the Swedish Environmental Secretariat for Asia (SENSA), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)/UNEP Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (AIT/UNEP RRC.AP)—which also hosts its ...

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