Asia-Pacific Seminar on Climate Change
-Implementation of (Intended) Nationally Determined Contributions ((I)NDCs) and Post-2020 Enhanced Transparency Framework- 20-21 June 2016, Phuket, Thailand
The Asia-Pacific Seminar on Climate Change (AP Seminar) has been held every year since 1991 and has served as a regional vehicle for Asia-Pacific countries to build confidence through exchange of views and experiences on climate change issues in a practical manner. The 25th AP Seminar will provide opportunities to share the preparation of (I)NDC implementation among countries in the region, and to discuss how the post-2020 enhanced transparency framework can build on past experiences and support implementation of (I)NDCs.
Documents from past Asia-Pacific Seminars can be found at "AP Seminar Archives".
The 25th AP Seminar aimed to deliver the following objectives:
- Share experiences on enhancing actions prior to 2020 and preparing for implementation of (I)NDCs in each country, in particular, institutional arrangements and involvement of key stakeholders;
- Discuss, how each country will engage in national adaptation planning (NAP) processes and the implementation of adaptation actions, and the benefits for each countries to submit "adaptation communications" to the UNFCCC;
- Share current status and future plans for NDC implementation and long-term low GHG emission development strategies among countries in this region;
- Share experiences and lessons learnt from existing reporting and discuss how the post-2020 Transparency Framework can inform countries' actions; and
- Understand capacity-building and needs for developing countries to implement NDC.
3. Organizer and Co-organizers
- Ministry of the Environment, Japan
- Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Kingdom of Thailand
- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia
There were approximately 50 participants from
- 16 developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region;
- Japan, Australia, EU
- Approximately 10 international organizations/research institutes