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Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

Two employees at the Kansai Research Centre (Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture) of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) tested positive for COVID-19 on 26 July 2021. The employees fell ill on 26 July and both took a test on the same day...
Conference Proceeding
1st Training Needs Assessment Meeting

Climate change adaptation is also an issue of capacity building and capacity building of key stakeholders is of paramount importance for promoting climate change adaptation in some of the most vulnerable sectors and countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Awareness generation and capacity building of policy makers is the key since they are crucial to...

Book Chapter
In Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction: Asian Perspectives

Cambodia is one of the most vulnerable countries to climatic and non-climatic vagaries in the Southeast Asia. Annual river floods along the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers are more common during monsoon season and are the most important developmental concerns in the region. Cambodia has put in place the National Committee for Disaster Management that...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Environmental Hazards

This paper reviews climate change impacts and existing disaster risk management system in Japan and offers results of a structured questionnaire survey of the community leaders and disaster risk management personnel of Saijo city of Japan that assesses their perceptions about dealing with the extreme disasters by the existing disaster risk...

Book Chapter
In Climate Change and Food Security in West Asia and North Africa

The West Asia and North African (WANA) countries are projected to undergo a range of climate change impacts that can put even greater pressure on the already over utilized water and land resources in the region calling for an urgent intervention for climate change risk reduction in these countries. Though WANA appears to be a rich region from the...

Research Report
Research Report to the Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research
Md. Sekender Ali
Kang Kroesna
Silinthone Sacklokham
Burmaa Badral
Ram Bhakta Shrestha
T. Okayama

The project entitled “Scientific Capacity Development of the Trainers and Policy Makers for Climate Change Adaptation Planning in Asia and the Pacific”, funded by the Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) under the ‘CAPaBLE’ programme, was implemented as a part of Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) activities that aimed at...

JICA Training Course on Climate Change Adaptation

This presentation introduces the principles of adaptation decision making for developing countries and identifies a set of important aspects to be considered to achieve what is called no-regrets adaptation. Aimed at the practitioners, this presentation also introduces them to a variety of online databases and networks that are engaged in...

Nagoya University Global Environmental Leaders Program

This presentation is about how developing countries are placed within the issue of climate change building debate over who should take the burden and why. It begins with the circumstances of developing countries both as contributors to the climate change in terms of GHG emissions and as receivers of climate change impacts. In this context...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers Series G
K. Yasuhara
S. Herath

Ongoing international negotiations are putting greater emphasis on the need for greater cooperation between developed and developing countries as well as among developing countries in order to promote climate change adaptation at all institutional levels. The pace at which adaptation is being implemented however does not meet the demands of climate...