Session Summary: Information Infrastructure on Adaptation Measures and Technologies


Session summary of the parallel session "Information Infrastructure on Adaptation Measures and Technologies" from the 6th Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum.

Track: Cross cutting issues

Date: 15:45-17:15, 17 October, 2018

Venue: Auditorium Annex

This session highlighted the importance of scientifically sound and policy relevant information to accelerate actions on climate change adaptation. It also identified the need for collaborative actions at the regional level in the production, integration, and communication of information.

  • The session was moderated by Mr. Osamu Mizuno, Principal Fellow of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). Six speakers from Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Mongolia shared experiences on good practices and efforts to fill adaptation information gaps, including on the development of information infrastructure. The presentations were followed by a lively panel discussion and questions from the audience.
  • The speakers introduced a few national initiatives on integrating national databases and developing information platforms, such as Japan's national Climate Change Adaptation Platform (A-PLAT) and the Thailand Climate Change Adaptation Information Platform (T-PLAT) to facilitate better adaptation. .
  • The speakers underscored the importance of regional partnerships for linking information platforms and capacity building organizations for project development. The speakers also stressed the need for securing the involvement of local governments, communities, and other stakeholders for effective adaptation.

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