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Asia-Pacific Seminar on Climate Change

The 25th 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
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  1. Background
  2. Objectives
  3. Organizer and Co-organizers
  4. Participants

1. Background

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".

2. Objectives

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

Organized by

  • Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Co-organized by

  • 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

4. Participants

There were approximately 50 participants from

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