The workshop on Climate Change Impact Assessments and Adaptation Planning in the Asia-Pacific Region: Advancing Practices in Climate Change Adaptation at the National, Local, and Sectoral Levels was held in Manila, Philippines from January 31 to February 1, 2018 as part of the initiative of the Ministry of Environment of the Government of Japan (MOEJ) in cooperation with the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN). The workshop was co-organized by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. (MRI) in collaboration with the ICLEI Southeast Asia Secretariat. It aimed to support stronger implementation in climate change adaptation (CCA) by addressing key areas for moving from planning to practice.
The workshop served as an affective platform for representatives of governments, international organizations, universities/research institutes and NGOs from 16 countries to share good practices and lessons learned from existing programs and projects on CCA as well as to identify challenges and opportunities for countries to implement these good practices. The participants were also able to explore ways to fill in the gaps by taking into account the resources that they have in their countries, region, and beyond.