Welcome to the website of the APN Project “Strengthening Capacity for Policy Research on Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture and Water Sectors”. The project aims to:
Official website: http://www.apn-gcr.org
(a) Strengthen research capacity on mainstreaming climate change adaptation concerns into agricultural and water policies; and
(b) Create a network for adaptation policy research in Asia (ARPNAP: Adaptation Research and Policy Network for Asia and the Pacific).
Analysis of policies in select countries revealed that important decisions in the agriculture and water sectors, including reservoir construction and canal design, are often implemented without consideration of projected impacts of climate change. One of the most important barriers identified was the limited capacity of researchers in the region to provide adaptation policy-relevant information. For example, research on indicators for monitoring the effectiveness of adaptation options at different spatial scales is completely lacking. Networking and communication among researchers and policymakers focusing on adaptation is also extremely limited. The proposed activity addresses these barriers and enhances capacity to bridge gaps in adaptation research, policy and implementation. Through your participation in this database, we aim to simulate the creation of links and contact for future collaboration. Thank you for your participation and collaboration.
About Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) - Preface
The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) is an inter-governmental network whose primary purposes are to foster global environmental change research in the Asia-Pacific region, increase developing country participation in that research, and to strengthen links between the science community and policy makers. It promotes, encourages and supports research activities on long-term global changes in climate, ocean and terrestrial systems, and on related physical, chemical, biological and socio-economic processes.
The 21 APN member countries include Australia; Bangladesh; Cambodia; China; Fiji; India; Indonesia; Japan; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Mongolia; Nepal; New Zealand; Pakistan; Philippines; Republic of Korea; Russian Federation; Sri Lanka; Thailand; United States of America and Vietnam.