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RCC Bangkok is operated in partnership with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and 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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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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RCC Bangkok holds regional workshop in Pakistan

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Climate officials from five countries learned the finer points of the Clean Development Mechanism, the Paris Climate Change Agreement and evolving climate action worldwide in a training organized by the Regional Collaboration Centre (RCC) Bangkok and Pakistan’s Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) on 21-22 August in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad.Clean Development Mechanism, Paris Agreement, and examples of climate action focus of Islamabad event, 21-22 August.




Final report on the nationally determined contributions survey available now!

Developing Countries Urgently Need Finance to Green Power Sectors

Countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean urgently need financial support to green their power sectors and thereby implement their national climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. This is a key finding of a report on the nationally determined contributions survey conducted by the Nairobi Framework Partnership in 2016.

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Paris Agreement's Economic Instruments Can Spur National Action, Ambition - Regional Dialogues

Reports just released from five regional meetings reveal the views of non-State actors in developing countries on the Paris Agreement's provisions for (1) transferring mitigation outcomes, essentially emissions trading; (2) a new Sustainable Development Mechanism; and (3) a framework for non-market approaches. All three of the economic instruments are described in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

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Capacity-building and finance key to scaled-up climate action

Scaling up climate action in Asia will take increased know-how and finance, some 150 policymakers, public sector officials, climate specialists and representatives of the private sector heard at a regional conference in Bangkok, Thailand, 31 March - 1 April.


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