The Adaptation Forum is organized by the Regional Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platform for Asia (Adaptation Knowledge Platform) and the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (Adaptation Network).
The Adaptation Knowledge Platform is a response to the demand for effective mechanisms for sharing information on climate change adaptation and developing adaptive capacities in Asian countries. The initiative supports research and capacity building, policy making and information assimilation, generation, management and sharing. It will also facilitate climate change adaptation at local, national and regional levels while working with existing and emerging networks and initiatives. The Adaptation Knowledge Platform has been jointly established by the Asian Institute of Technology/United Nations Environment Programme Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (AIT - UNEP RRC.AP) the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the Swedish Environmental Secretariat for Asia (SENSA) and UNEP with funding support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
The Adaptation Network, part of the Global Adaptation Network, aims to build
climate resilience of vulnerable human systems, ecosystems and economies through
the mobilization of knowledge and technologies to support adaptation capacity
building, policysetting, planning and practices. The Adaptation Network activities
will be undertaken by its regional hub, sub-regional nodes and partner institutions
in the Asia Pacific region. The Adaptation Network is facilitated by UNEP, Institute
for Global Environment Strategies (IGES), AIT - UNEP RRC.AP, Asian Development
Bank (ADB) in partnership with other key actors in the region.