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1 APN & its Activities in L&D Linda Anne Stevenson


3 What is APN An inter-governmental network of 22 countries in the Asia-Pacific to foster global change research in the region Established 1996 Secretariat in Kobe, Japan since 1999 Financial contribution from four donor countries: Japan, USA, Republic of Korea, New Zealand New co-finance partnership with membership countries: Cambodia (2014-2019) * Pacific Island Countries, Singapore, Myanmar and Maldives are approved countries whose scientists are eligible to receive funding under APN awards.

4 APN Goals Supporting regional cooperation in global change research Strengthening appropriate interactions among scientists and policymakers, Improving the scientific and technical capabilities of nations in the region Cooperating with global change networks and organisations in the community


6 Focused activity frameworks Global change core programmes Key Activities Focused activities: Strengthening science-policy linkages Regional research (ARCP) Capacity building (CAPaBLE) Low Carbon Initiatives Climate Adaptation Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Science-Policy interface

7 Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction, Loss and Damage Enhancing the understanding of: –The risk of slow onset events, and approaches to address them; –Non-economic losses and damages; –Impacts on most vulnerable and approaches to address these –Identify and develop appropriate approaches to address slow onset events and extreme weather events, including through risk reduction, risk sharing and risk transfer tools; –Approaches to address impacts to be integrated into climate-resilient development processes; –How impacts of climate change are affecting patterns of mitigation, displacement and human mobility; 7

8 2014 Projects under CAF  Developing Climate Inclusive Potential Loss and Damage Assessment Methodology for Flood Hazards  Developing and promoting a people-centred approach to assess and address impacts of climate change induced loss and damage  Integrating CCA, DRR and L+D to address emerging challenges due to slow onset processes  An analysis of longer-term (5-10 years) recovery following major disasters in the Asia Pacific Region: Lessons for resilient development  Assessing the linkages between climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and Loss and Damage: Case studies in the floodplains of Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam  Integrated flood modelling and Pre-Disaster Loss Estimation in Asian countries  Methods toolbox for assessing loss and damage at local level

9 2014 Projects under CAF (cont.)  Addressing noneconomic losses and damages associated with climate change: Learning from the recent past extreme climatic events for future planning  Climate change risk assessment and adaptation for loss and damage of urban transportation infrastructure (UTI) in Southeast Asia (SEA)  Enhancing Capacity of policymakers and practitioners in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal on Loss and Damage related to slow onset events in the region  Capacity Building for National, Provincial Stakeholders and Local Communities on Loss and Damage related to DRR and CCA  Building capacity for reducing loss and damage resulting from slow and rapid onset climatic extremes through risk reduction and proactive adaptation within the broader context of sustainable development  Can traditional livelihoods and mining co-exist in a changing climate: strengthening public-private partnerships in Mongolia to reduce risk and address Loss and Damage  Capacity Building for Resilience Planning in Fiji: Bridging the science-policy- practice interface in CCA, DRR and L&D

10 Climate Change Risk Assessment and Adaptation for L&D of Urban Transportation Infrastructure in South Asia Why? –Improve understanding of climate change induced L&D –Hazards, vulnerabilities and adaptive capacity –Lack of practical methods for estimating L &D associated with climate change How? –Combination of participatory rural appraisal(PRA) and Impact matrix and multiple criteria analysis (MCA) –Vulnerability assessment at the community level. –Estimate L&D by using GIS-Based modeling Expected outcomes: –Knowledge sharing among key stakeholders –Enhancing the understanding of decision makers on climate change adaptation –Open-access data, peer-reviewed papers and outreach materials

11 Building Capacity for Reducing L&D Resulting from Slow and Rapid Onset Climatic Extremes through Risk Reduction and Proactive Adaptation within the Broader Context of Sustainable Development Why? –Insufficient skills in disaster risk management and recovery measures –Lack of capacity in long term preparedness and resilience. How? –Conduct four in-country “Learning Labs” in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia and Viet Nam to consider process-based approaches, –Improving the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery methods Expected Outcomes: –Trained “climate scientists” –Improved connection among “climate scientists” that will assist in sustainable development. –Increased regional ability to plan and implement climate adaptation projects

12 Can Traditional Livelihoods and Mining Coexist in a Changing Climate: Strengthening Public-Private Partnership in Mongolia to Reduce Risk and Address L&D Why? –Both mining and herding in Mongolia are key economic sectors, –To better manage the climate change risks and address L&D in affected rural communities, –Build a strong partnership among multiple government institutions How? –Conducting workshops in Mongolia (current and potential risks from climate change, knowledge gaps, resources and instruments) –Undertake scenario mapping exercises to foster resilience. Expected Outcomes: –Share knowledge on climatic impacts for both sectors –Identify key industry-specific enablers and impediments –Map existing capacities of private and public institutions

13 Developing Climate Inclusive Potential L&D Assessment Methodology for Flood Hazards Why? –Floods events have been quite intensive and frequent in most Asian countries –Affected ecosystem and livelihoods –Flood disaster risks, climate change How? –Develop an econometric methodology for estimating economic L&D, –Use of climate change-induced flood risk assessment maps for pilot sites in Nepal, Sri-Lanka and Thailand –Explore science-base DRR and CCA interventions. Expected Outcomes: –Improved methodology for risk assessment for flood hazards –Improved methodology for estimation of L&D in agriculture sector, –Improved science-based DRR and CCA interventions

14 L&D Brief

15 For more information… APN Website: News, announcements and global change community updates Contact us: East Building, 4F 1-5-2 Wakinohama Kaigan Dori Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0073, Japan Tel: +81-78-230-8017 Fax: +81-78-230-8018

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