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 Image RCC Bangkok is operated in partnership with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) supports all countries in the region in identifying and designing CDM projects and offering opportunities to reduce transaction costs. It will work in collaboration with the other Regional Collaboration Centres (RCCs) in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Countries supported: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Oman, Palestine, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Yemen.
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Pakistan Considers Market Mechanisms

Pakistan's first national Consultation on Carbon Pricing  was held in Islamabad on the 21st of December 2017. The Pakistan Ministry of Climate Change, in collaboration with RCC Bangkok and the CI-ACA initiative brought together a wide-ranging group of stakeholders - from private sector and industry representatives, to aviation and CDM project developers - to gather their opinions on a potential carbon pricing approach for their country tailored to the national context and the challenges and opportunities they foresee in planning for and implementing such an instrument.


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"Private, Public Action Together Needed to Tackle Climate Change" - Hon. Inia Seruiratu, High-Level Climate Champion

Public private collaboration is imperative to successfully address climate change. The role of non-Party stakeholders in bridging the emission gap is increasingly being recognized as a key component of the response to the climate challenge.

RCC Bangkok spoke with Honorable Inia Seruiratu, Fiji's Minister for Agriculture, Rural & Maritime Development, and National Disaster Management, and the High-Level Climate Champion, about his vision for the implementation of the Marrakech Partnership, the importance of regional collaboration to accelerate climate action, and the outcomes of the first Asia Pacific Climate Week.

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Asia -Pacific Climate Week Calls for Scaling-Up Climate Action

Public-sector officials from more than 30 countries in Asia-Pacific joined private sector leaders in Bangkok, Thailand from the 13th to the 15th of December, 2017, to identify ways to scale up climate action and find innovative financing solutions for the transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient economies.

Asia-Pacific Climate Week culminated in a Regional Action Agenda which aims to strengthen regional cooperation among state and non-state stakeholders to further support ambition prior to 2020.


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Gender Mainstreaming Crucial to Success of Adaptation Projects

UN Climate Change supported the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in a training on mainstreaming gender considerations in climate change adaptation projects, held in Bangkok, Thailand from 4th to 8th December, 2017.

UN Climate Change shared information on the Lima work programme on gender and gender action plan, and on strengthening gender considerations in the process of formulating and implementing National Adaptation Plans (NAPs).

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RCC Bangkok co-hosts regional workshop on Understanding Carbon Pricing for ASEAN countries

Global experts on carbon pricing instruments shared information and exchanged views with representatives from ASEAN countries to give a better understanding of market based instruments to support the efforts of these countries to meet their emission reduction targets in a cost-effective manner. The countries agreed to explore the possibility of developing a harmonized regional approach to measuring, reporting and verifying greenhouse gas emissions in Singapore, 16-17 October.

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Preparing Countries for the Paris Agreement Commitment Period in Agriculture and Land Use

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Country representatives from Asia took part in a workshop, which was supported by RCC Bangkok and took place in Bangkok, Thailand from the 10th to 12th of October 2017, to understand how to strengthen the role of scientific foresight and Climate-Smart Agriculture in addressing their NDC priorities with regard to the upcoming commitment period of the Paris Agreement in 2020. RCC Bangkok shared information on the UN Climate Change organized Facilitative Dialogue in 2018, which will set the stage for the global next steps.
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Linking the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals

To highlight the undeniable synergies between combating climate change and the sustainable development agenda RCC Bangkok hosted a side-event entitled A Common Path: How does the Paris Agreement promote the goal of a resource-efficient and pollution-free Asia-Pacific? at the 1st Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment in Bangkok from the 5th to 8th of September 2017.  The expert panel agreed that well-designed climate action can greatly contribute to the achievement of the SDGs, particularly related to pollution prevention and enhancing resource efficiency.

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