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1 Country and Regional Reports on GEOSS-related Activities Ms. Taniya Koswatta Coordinator, APN Secretariat

2 What is APN An inter-governmental network of 22 countries in the Asia- Pacific to foster global change research in the region Supporting regional cooperation in global change research on issues particularly relevant to the region Strengthening appropriate interactions among scientists and policymakers, and providing scientific input to policy decision-making and scientific knowledge to the public Improving the scientific and technical capabilities of nations in the region including the transfer of know-how and technology Cooperating with other global change networks and organisations Donors Member countries

3 Established First Strategic Plan Total 370 Projects 206 ARCP 129 CAPaBLE 35 Focused Call *up to Second Strategic Plan Third Strategic Plan Fourth Strategic Plan

4 APN Financial Resources Distribution $4,000,000 $3,500,000 $3,000,000 $2,500,000 $2,000,000 $1,500,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 $ Total Number of Project Contracts Total Distributed Projects Funds Total Financial Resources

5 Major Activities (2014/2015) APN core Programme ARCP/CAPaBLE

6 Proposal Development Training Workshops Since 2008 APN has organised 11 PDTWs, under the 3 rd Strategic evaluation APN has evaluated the outcome Trained 186 young scientists in the Asia- Pacific region. 170 young scientists from developing countries Involved experts from the APN Scientific Planning Group and 18 external experts Outcomes - 9 Projects and 2 Proposals 2014 Annual Sub-Regional PDTW will be held in Lao from 9 th to 11 th July 2014 Sub-Regional Distributions of PDTWs Young Scientists TEA 16% Pacific 14% SEA 34% SA 36%

7 APN Sub-Regional committees Southeast Asia South Asia Temperate East Asia Sub-Regional Committees (SRC) was proposed at the 11th Inter- Governmental Meeting (IGM) Objectives; Identifying and discussing scientific research, capacity development and other related needs that are common to the subregion; To address the need for stronger links between science and policy Enhance sub-regional activities and collaboration as well as to develop and promote the APN in their sub- region and beyond. Updates- 3 proposals have been developed to address the sub-regional issues South Asia Science Policy Dialogue January 2015,in Pune, India Global Environmental Change: Reducing Risk and Increasing Resilience

8 Partnership Programme (co-financing mechanism) to Enhance Developing Countries Participation Awarded Project Blue Lines-Direct Financial support to APN Black Lines-Project financial support from APN Green Lines-Project leaders distribute the project funds among the collaborators Red Lines-Project Reporting & evaluation

9 GEOSS-related Activities

10 APN Mission- enable investigations of changes in the Earth s life support systems and their implications for sustainable development in the Asia- Pacific region. Contribute, from the science perspective, to the development of policy options for appropriate responses to global change that will also contribute to sustainable development. ARCP and CAPaBLE Low Carbon Initiatives Framework Biodiversity and Ecosystem Framework Climate Adaptation Framework Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (3R ) Initiatives GEOSS Purpose- achieve comprehensive, coordinated and sustained observations of the Earth system, in order to improve monitoring of the state of the Earth, increase understanding of Earth processes, and enhance prediction of the behavior of the Earth system Addressing nine areas of critial importance to people and society Disaster Health Energy Climate Water Weather Ecosystem Agriculture Biodiversity

11 ARCP and CAPaBLE programme GEOSS- Improving water resource management through better understanding of the water cycle APN has financial supported 10 projects (773,193 USD) related to GEOSS. Seven projects are directly related Asian Water Cycle Initiative 1. GEOSS/Asian water Cycle Initiative/Water Cycle Integrator (GEOSS/AWCI/WCI) 2. River Management System Development in Asia based on Data Integration and Analysis System (DIAS) under the GEOSS 3. Climate Change Impact Assessment on the Asia-Pacific Water Resources under AWCI/GEOSS 4. "Flood Risk Management Demonstration Project (phase 1) under the Asian Water Cycle Initiative for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (FRM/AWCI/GEOSS)" 5. International Integrated Water Data Access and Transfer in Asia (IIWaDATA) Project 6. Impact of Climate Change on Glacier Melting and Water Cycle Variability in Asian River Basins 7. Demonstration Study on Advancing Global Change Research Approaches Based on Inter- Agency Collaboration and Data Infrastructure of GENESI and GeoBrain 8. Drought Monitoring System Development by Integrating In-Situ Data, Satellite Data and Numerical Model Output 9. The Global Earth Observation System of Systems Asian Water Cycle Initiative Observation Convergence and Data Integration (GEOSS/AWCI/OCDI) 10. The Capacity Building for Drought Monitoring and Studying in Monsoon Asia Under the Framework of Asian Water Cycle Initiative (AWCI)

12 2014 ARCP & CAPaBLE 2013 call for proposal APN introduce 4 priority areas for funding. 1. Water security (inland and ocean): in the face of extreme events; including management, quantity, quality, etc.; Developing an Operational Water Security Index and Its Application in Selected Diverse Regions of Asia- ARCP NMY-Babel Climate Change Adaptation through Optimal Storm water Capture Measures: Towards a New Paradigm for Urban Water Security- ARCP NMY-Mishra Assessment of Climate-Induced Long-term Water Availability in Ganges Basin and Impacts on Energy Security in South Asia- ARCP NMY-Zhou Collaborative Monitoring System for Enhanced Watershed Management Services in the Philippines-CBA NSY-Cruz 2. Climate Impacts on health GEOSS- Understanding environmental factors affecting human health and wellbeing Assessing the Health Effects of Extreme Temperatures and the Development of Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change in the Asia Pacific Region (Seed grant)

13 Low Carbon Initiatives Framework GEOSS - Improving management of energy resources APN has financial supported (460,000USD) 2 capacity development activities and 5 regional researches 3 projects are addressing need of Improving management of energy resources 3 projects related to low carbon city policies (with direct involvement of policy markers) Proposed Future activities Based on LCI project output, APN expects to produce a synthesis report & policy brief on LCI project outputs. Collaboration with LoCARNet 2014 Annual sub regional proposal development training workshop ( July 2014) - Green Economy as related to the Energy Sector

14 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (3R ) Initiatives The scoping meeting (June 2014) will aims; To explore the most important topics under 3R agenda and its relation to energy for the region, Review works undertaken (particularly case studies) Discuss needs and opportunities on research and capacity development activities that will support APN s developing countries to promote a science oriented 3R policy in relation to energy efficiency. Under the 3R frameworks; Promotion of the implementation of waste incinerator for power generation and waste to energy (biogas, biofuel). What are the factors for enabling environment? Creating enabling environment to promote 3R practice. How to enhance the capacity to raise awareness on 3R? What are the incentives for 3R implementation? How can policy and regulation support the 3R implementation? Social and environmental impact assessment of waste management scenario. Partnerships and multi stakeholders involvement in 3R implementation. Scaling up community-based 3R efforts.

15 Biodiversity and Ecosystem Framework (B&ES) GEOSS- Ecosystems: Improving the management and protection of terrestrial, coastal and marine resources Biodiversity: Understanding, monitoring and conserving biodiversity Four Thematic Areas under the APN B&ES Framework 1. Identification of drivers and pressures for biodiversity change that influence ecosystem services (land-use change; climate change, etc.) 2. Assessment of the impacts of biodiversity loss and vulnerability to the shrinking of ecosystem services 3. Prediction of changes in biodiversity and ecosystem services through model-based scenarios 4. Adaptation, response and mitigation of the depletion of biodiversity and ecosystem Services APN activities APN became stakeholder to Inter-governmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Regional Interpretation of the IPBES Conceptual Framework and Knowledge Sharing Republic of Korea APN approved 5 projects at the 19 th IGM (2014) related to B&ES Framework two regional researches 145,000 USD three Capacity development activities 120,000 USD Partnership with UN-CECAR to develop a toolkit for Climate Impacts on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services. APN looking for partners for the toolkit development GEOBON?

16 Climate Adaptation Framework GEOSS- Reducing loss of life and property from natural and human-induced disasters Understanding, assessing, predicting, mitigating, and adapting to climate variability and change Climate Adaptation Framework-established in 2012 Aim to address the gaps, status and future directions for bringing together Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Loss and Damage (L+D). APN has distributed 1.2 Million US dollars for 9 regional researches and 5 capacity development activities in 2014 Integrated flood modeling and Pre-Disaster Loss Estimation in Asian countries- CAF2014-RR06(ARCP)-NMY-Wang An analysis of longer-term (5-10 years) recovery following major disasters in the Asia Pacific Region: Lessons for resilient development -CAF2014- RR03-NMY-Thomalla Developing and promoting a people-centred approach to assess and address impacts of climate change induced loss and damage-caf2014-rr02-nmy-singh APN financial supported develop Asia Pacific Forum on Loss and Damage Activity is lead by International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) Aims to share information on loss and damage within the Asia Pacific region 2014 Call for proposal on Climate Adaptation Framework

17 Future Collaborative Activities Areas where APN can assist and collaborate Funding support for research and capacity building activities through the annual calls for proposals programme and framework 2014 Call for proposal on Climate Adaptation Framework 2014 & 2015 annual call for proposal programme Involving in new Partnership Programme to Enhance Developing Countries Participation Sharing research results/accessing data-apn E-Lib Capacity development activities and technology transfer in the region in cooperation with other institutions APN proposal development training workshop for young scientist Developig a toolkit for Climate Impacts on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services Facilitating science-policy linkages South Asia Science Policy Dialogue January 2015,in Pune, India Global Environmental Change: Reducing Risk and Increasing Resilience Linking with partner research programmes and facilitating regional collaboration (AWCI is a current good example)

18 For more information APN Website: News, announcements and global change community updates APN E-Lib: Archive of publications, completed/ongoing project metadata and outputs Contact us: APN Secretariat, East Building, 4F Wakinohama Kaigan Dori Chuo-ku, Kobe , Japan Tel: / Fax:

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