Strengthening Cities' Resilience to Climate and Disaster Risks
23-25 June 2021
The RRC.AP organized a three-day virtual training workshop on "Strengthening Cities Resilience to Climate and Disaster Risks". The training workshop aimed to assist cities and local governments in building greater resilience to climate and disaster risks through integrating climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction into wider city development plans and strategies.
The RRC.AP made the initial presentation on the AIT-Centers': Special Expertise and Projects on 17th June 2021 via Zoom meeting. The purpose of the presentation is to brief and advertise in the AIT Community and its partners the capabilities and expertise of the AIT Centers by presenting its areas of interest, services, and know-how. The presentation was a mixture of the Center introduction with focus on some special capabilities and project outcome. .
Developing Concept Notes for the GCF including via the Simplified Approval Process
3 June - 1 July 2021
The RRC.AP organized a virtual preliminary training on Developing Concept Notes for the GCF including via the SAP in virtual format over six days in collaboration with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), and the SAP Team of the GCF Secretariat. The workshop gathered 13 participants from project teams in South Asia. The event focused on providing early-stage project formulation know-how and tools to draft high-quality concept notes for the GCF, including for the Simplified Approval Process (SAP). .
Accessing Green Climate Fund's (GCF) Project Preparation Facility (PPF)
6 May 2021
The RRC.AP convened a two-hour virtual mentoring session on "Accessing GCF's Project Preparation Facility (PPF)". A Project Preparation Specialists from GCF provided an overview of the PPF, including PPF delivery modalities, the application process and documents needed, and the submission and approval process.
Inception Workshop on Mercury-Containing Medical Devices Management Project in the Philippines
28 April 2021
The RRC.AP conducted an inception workshop for the Philippines under the Japan ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) funded project "Development of Capacity for the Substitution and the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of Mercury-containing Medical Measuring Devices" in the Philippines. The workshop was conducted as a follow up activity to a successful project kick-off meeting held on April 7, 2021.
Working Group Meeting in 2021 Session-1 for the EANET (WG2021-1)
20-22 April 2021
The Working Group Meeting in 2021 Session-1 for the EANET (WG2021-1) was convened virtually from 20-22 April 2021. Around 70 participants including members from the EANET participating countries joined the Session.
Kickoff Meeting for JAIF Mercury-Containing Medical Devices Management Project in the Philippines
7 April 2021
The RRC.AP organized a one-day virtual kick-off meeting to mark the official takeoff of the Japan ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) funded project "Development of Capacity for the Substitution and the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of Mercury-containing Medical Measuring Devices" in Indonesia and the Philippines. The kickoff meeting was conducted to discuss the detailed project implementation plan and stakeholder engagement strategies of the project within in the Philippines.
The Second Global Waste Management Conference was held in a virtual format with the theme "Integrating People, Planet & Profit in Managing Waste and Resource Recovery." The RRC.AP presented in one of the plenary addresses â€“ "'Citizen Civil-Mindedness in Managing Waste and 3Rs' during the opening and plenary session. RRC.AP was privileged to moderate session 3: SMART Waste Collection Technologies of the conference - with exciting innovation and practices shared from the esteemed experts on waste management and circularity.
7th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum 2021
8-12 March 2021
The RRC.AP contributed to the 7th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum held virtually between 8 â€“ 12 March 2021, organizing two virtual sessions, virtual exhibition booths (showcasing activities and services linked to climate change adaptation), and communicating within its network about the forum.
Adapting to Climate Change: Strengthening Urban Water Resilience
2 March 2021
The RRC.AP organized a session on "Adapting to Climate Change: Strengthening Urban Water Resilience" during the Water Security and Climate Change Conference (WSCC). The conference provided a space for scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders from diverse sectors to share their knowledge and experience on water security issues with relation to climate variability and change.
Assessment of Status of Air Quality Management in ASEAN Countries
19 January 2021
The RRC.AP participated virtually in the 11th Advisory Committee Meeting of the Asian Co-benefits Partnerships. The meeting discussed the concept note of the 2nd Phase of the ACP and RRC.AP introduced ongoing projects and initiatives with relevance to the Co-benefit Approaches.
Advanced Training on Developing Concept Notes for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Including via the Simplified Approval Process (SAP)
18-22 January 2021
The RRC.AP convened a virtual advanced training from 18-22 January 2021 on Developing Concept Notes for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) including via the Simplified Approval Process (SAP). The week-long event gathered 31 participants from seven countries in the region working towards accessing the GCF for Climate Change Adaptation. Country teams included representatives from the respective National Designated Authorities (NDAs), Direct Access Entities (DAEs), Executing Entities, and other project stakeholders.
National Stakeholder Consultation Workshop of JAIF Mercury-Containing Medical Devices Management Project in Indonesia
12 January 2021
A national stakeholder consultation workshop was convened as part of the ongoing Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) funded project on the "Development of Capacity for the Substitution and the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of Mercury-containing Medical Measuring Devices" in Indonesia and the Philippines with the support of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat. The workshop was conducted to present the project outputs and to solicit feedback from relevant stakeholders and was well attended by a total of 54 (fifty-four) participants from both government and non-governmental organizations.
This research study was conducted to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic affects the air quality in India. With the restrictions imposed nationwide on transport, industry, and commercial sectors during March-April 2020 to curb the spread of the virus, emissions of air pollutants were significantly reduced. There was a decreasing trend of the concentration levels of PM10, PM2.5, NO2 & CO2 during the lockdown period. The concentration levels of O3, however, had shown an increasing trend even during the nationwide lockdown. The COVID-19 has provided a rare opportunity for India for the collection of air pollution baseline data, which could be useful in the formulation of air pollution reduction policies in the future.