The 7th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum will meet under the theme: Enabling Resilience for All: The Critical Decade to Scale-up Action, sharing learnings from actions towards climate-resilient development. The Forum will address resilience through the following thematic streams: (i) inclusive resilience; (ii) nature-based resilience; (iii) economic sector resilience; and (iv) communities and local resilience.
The Forum will also:
- address capacity-building needs and priority issues in the Asia-Pacific region, including tools to withstand and moderate adverse impacts arising from climate change;
- act as a platform for discussions to accelerate action on adaptation knowledge and programmes; and
- recommend how to magnify current efforts on adaptation in the Asia-Pacific region and provide the basis for the region’s contributions to the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow, United Kingdom, and the 2021 UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15) in Kunming, China.
The meeting is being hosted by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, together with the APAN Secretariat, which the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) provides.
APAN, developed and launched by UNEP in 2009 under the Global Adaptation Network, is the first regional adaptation network. It equips adaptation actors in the region with knowledge for designing and implementing adaptation measures, building capacity to access technologies and finance, and integrating climate change adaptation into policies, strategies, and plans towards building climate change resilient and sustainable human systems, ecosystems, and economies. The Asia-Pacific Adaptation Forum, APAN’s flagship event since 2010, enables adaptation practitioners to meet, share their learning and experiences, and work together to address the challenges of climate change.
The 7th APAN Forum will meet from 8-12 March 2021 in a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. IISD, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, will provide daily web coverage and a summary report of the Forum. Please return to this page on Monday, 8 March 2021, for daily updates, including photos and videos, and on Monday, 15 March 2021, for our summary report.