Asia Pacific Adaptation Network [APAN]

Dear colleagues,

The Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) is launching a virtual dialogue series as a precursor for the 7th APAN Forum to build insights on the Forum’s themes and bring together perspectives from across the region on climate adaptation and resilience. Conducted over four weeks, from 19 October to 12 November 2020, the five-part series will cover the APAN Forum’s four thematic streams on: i) Inclusive Resilience; ii) Nature-based Resilience; iii) Economic Sector Resilience, and iv) Community and Local Resilience. 

The registration for the dialogue series and the main Forum is now open:

The APAN Forum, the flagship event of APAN since 2010, is the primary regional platform for adaptation practitioners and actors to meet, share their knowledge and experiences, and work together towards finding solutions to address climate change impacts. The Forum is the largest gathering of adaptation practitioners in Asia and the Pacific region. 

The 7th APAN Forum, hosted by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MoEJ), together with the APAN Secretariat at UNEP’s regional office in Bangkok, will be held virtually on 8-12 March 2021 under the theme Enabling Resilience for All: The Critical Decade to Scale-up Action. 

Through a number of key streams, the Forum aims to address capacity building needs and priority issues in the region to accelerate climate adaptation, to report on progress made since the previous Forum, and to magnify current efforts on adaptation while integrating lessons learnt from COVID-19 response and recovery. 

About the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN): 
The APAN, developed and hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 2009 under the Global Adaptation Network (GAN), is an open network that strives to equip adaptation actors with adaptation knowledge, build capacity to access technologies and finance, integrate climate change adaptation into policies, and build climate change resilience in Asia and the Pacific region. APAN has established close partnerships with key sub-regional organizations, and has become an important mobilizer for adaptation knowledge in the region. Visit the APAN website here:

For more information about APAN and its upcoming Forum, please contact: