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Asia-Pacific Seminar on Climate Change


There were approximately 50 participants from

  • 16 developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region;
  • Japan, Australia, EU
  • Approximately 10 international organizations/research institutes

List of Participants [PDF 40KB]

Agenda and Presentations of the 25th AP Seminar

Presentation files were uploaded with permission from speakers.

Day 1: Monday, 20 June 2016
Opening Session: MC by Ms. Anuporn Wanwisade
9:00-9:30 Welcome speech from the organizers and introduction of all participants
  • Dr. Phirun Saiyasitpanich
    Director, Climate Change Management and Coordination Division, Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand
  • Mr. Satoru Morishita
    Deputy Director-General, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
  • Ms. Katherine Storey
    Policy Officer, Sustainable and Climate Change Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia
Introduction of all participants
Plenary Session 1: Facilitated by Mr. Makoto Kato
9:30-10:30 Q&A
Guidance from the AP Seminar secretariat on the procedure of the AP Seminar
10:30-11:00 Photo session / coffee break
Panel Discussion 1: How can countries' actions prior to 2020 help preparations for NDC
implementation in each country
Facilitated by Dr. Mahendra Kumar
11:00-12:30 Panelists
12:30-14:00 Lunch break

Panel Discussion 2: How will each country engage in national adaptation planning (NAP) process and
implementation of adaptation actions, learning from existing processes and information?
Facilitated by Dr. Pradeep Kurukulasuriya
14:00-15:30 Briefing of relevant background information by Ms. Akiko Urakami (Ministry of the Environment, Japan)
"Background of adaptation-related issues in the Paris Agreement" [PDF 165KB]
  • Ms. Marina Nazneen, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Bangladesh
  • Ms. Akiko Urakami, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
  • Dr. Riyad Mukadam, OEPPC/Office of President, Marshall Islands
  • Mr. Romell Antonio Cuenca, Climate Change Commission, Philippines
  • Ms. Maulalo Levi Vaovasa, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Samoa
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
Group Discussion 1: Updates on NDC implementation and other related actions as well as long-term
low GHG emission development strategies
MC by Dr. Kollawat Sakhakara
16:00-17:30 Keynote presentations
[Group A]
Facilitated by Dr. Liu Qiang
  • Dr. Tian Chengchuan, National Development and Reform Commission, China
  • Mr. Arkar San, Environmental Conservation Department, Myanmar
[Group B]
Facilitated by Mr. Dao Xuan Lai
* Experts have also took part in the group discussions
17:30-17:45 Wrap up of Day 1
18:00-20:00 Reception

Day 2: Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Plenary Session 2: Existing reporting framework and post-2020 transparency framework
MC by Mr. Worapon Mathurosmatanee
9:00-9:30 Keynote presentations
Panel Discussion 3: Existing reporting framework and post-2020 transparency framework
Facilitated by Mr. Thomas Spencer
9:30-11:00 Panelists
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
Panel Discussion 4: Capacity-building on NDC implementation and transparency
Facilitated by Mr. Jiro Ogahara
11:30-12:30 Panelists
Q&A and discussion
12:30-14:00 Lunch break

Group Discussion 2: Capacity-building needs from developing countries
MC by Dr. Angkana Chalermpong
14:00-15:30 [Group A]
Facilitated by Mr. Conrado Heruela
[Group B]
Facilitated by Mr. Claudio Forner
* Experts have also took part in the group discussions
Report back from each group and discussion
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:30 Wrap-up of the Seminar and closing remarks from Mr. Satoru Morishita (Ministry of the Environment, Japan)