IDRC at the Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2023
The Asia-Pacific Climate Week is being held in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, from November 13 to 17. It marks the fourth and final event in the series of regional events leading up to the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which will be held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, from November 30 to 12 December.
Co-hosted by the Johor state government and the Malaysian government, the regional climate week anticipates more than 2,000 attendees across 250 events. Representatives from civil society, local and national governments, Indigenous peoples and the private sector will convene to identify climate solutions and assess the regional progress made towards achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.
As the world’s largest and most populous region, the Asia-Pacific region is facing several direct and indirect impacts of climate change, including a rise in surface temperatures, extreme weather events, slow-onset disasters and climate variability. These challenges have exacerbated food insecurity and an agricultural crisis, resulting in poor nutrition and health, especially among the most marginalized communities.
Recognizing the significance of involving communities in co-creating climate change solutions, the Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CLARE) initiative — a partnership framework jointly led by the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and IDRC — will host a November 13 panel discussion called Socially Inclusive Sustainable Climate Action: The Role of Local Research.
CLARE aims to enable socially inclusive and sustainable action to build resilience to climate change and natural hazards for people across the Global South.
This interactive and hybrid event will highlight the essential role of evidence and locally led research in mobilizing opportunities for climate action. It will showcase examples of how research can support equitable and sustainable responses to climate change, featuring several ongoing CLARE projects from the region.
In addition, the event will mark the formal launch of two CLARE initiatives:
- Building resilience in the context of rapid urbanization (the Philippines)
- Climate REEFS — integrating risks, evolution and socio-economics for fisheries sustainability on coral reefs (the Philippines, Indonesia)
You can register here to attend the panel session or other Asia-Pacific Climate Week events.