08.03.2021 - 12.03.2021

7th Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum


The 7th APAN Forum

The 7th APAN Forum will be held virtually on 8-12 March 2021 under the theme: Enabling Resilience for All: The Critical Decade to Scale-up Action, sharing learnings from actions towards climate-resilient development.  Resilience is the unifying theme of the Forum, which is structured around four thematic “streams” focusing on (i) inclusive resilience; (ii) nature-based resilience (iii) economic sector resilience; and (iv) communities and local resilience, respectively.
Hosted by the Ministry of  the Environment of Japan (MoEJ) , Government of Japan, together with the APAN secretariat at UN Environment, the Forum is the largest gathering of adaptation practitioners in the Asia and Pacific region.
Resilience embodies the desired end-point of adaptation, applicable to natural, human, economic and engineered systems. For this Forum theme, adequate enabling conditions and access to support through which resilience may be built, maintained, and strengthened are identified as a) climate governance; b) planning and processes; c) science and assessment; d) technologies and practices; e) finance and investments.

Objectives of the 7th APAN Forum

The 7th APAN Forum aims to:

  • Address the capacity building needs and priority issues in the Asia-Pacific region that would enable the scaling of tools and the means to resilience and to equip human systems and communities with the capacity to withstand and moderate adverse impacts arising from climate change;
  • Act as a platform for discussions to accelerate action and facilitate the “how” part of adaptation knowledge and programmes, with actionable, scalable “next step” guidelines for communities, stakeholders, and governments;
  • Report on the specific actions taken and progress made since the last APAN Forum on addressing the identified priority knowledge, policy and funding gaps;
  • Formulate a set of recommendations on how to magnify current efforts on adaptation in the Asia-Pacific region and provide the basis for the Asia-Pacific region contributions to the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow, United Kingdom and the 2021 United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP 15) in Kunming, China.

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