Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

Greenhouse gases emissions from the Asia-Pacific region are increasing while climate change can have serious impact on some countries in the region. In order to implement the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol, which is a first step for addressing climate change, the region requires fruitful policy dialogues among countries. Further, it needs to develop and implement a regional strategy addressing climate change. The Asia-Pacific Network on Climate Change (AP-Net) aims to facilitate policy dialogue, exchange of experiences, data, and information among all relevant actors in the region to build institutional capacity. The AP-Net has been operational since 1998, as both a gateway website and an individual website. The partnership will be formed to elaborate the AP-Net cooperatively and utilize it for implementation of joint activities among participant countries and organization.

Implementation methodologies

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Governments: Government of Japan - Ministry of Environment Government of Australia Government of Cambodia Government of China Government of Fiji Government of Indonesia Government of Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Islamic Republic of Iran Government of Japan Government of Kazakhstan Government of Lao People's Democratic Republic Government of Malaysia Government of Mongolia Government of Nepal Government of Pakistan Government of Papua New Guinea Government of Republic of Korea Government of Russian Federation - Russia Federation Government of Samoa Government of Singapore Government of Sri Lanka Government of Thailand Government of Tonga Government of Uzbekistan Government of Vanuatu Government of Viet Nam - Vietnam Major Groups: AP-Net Secretariat (Japan) Global Environment Center Foundation (Japan) UN System: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) (Thailand)
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 13
Resources devoted to implementation
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 1 July
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Date of completion: 2006-01-01
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Climate and Development, Email

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