AP-Gateway to Climate and Development
Climate change is an urgent issue that requires global participation. The IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) provides critical information on current climatic condition, impact assessments, and the relationship between various mitigation paths and future GHG concentration scenarios. Based on its understanding, it is increasingly clear that we need to take concrete and immediate actions to minimize the impacts of future climate change. Also, at the COP13 of the UNFCCC held December 2007 in Bali, Indonesia, Parties agreed on “the Bali Action Plan”, which confirms that all countries, both developed and developing, need to make efforts to tackle climate change. As developing countries’ priority is development, it is necessary to integrate mitigation and adaptation into national development policies and plans, in order to address climate change.
Asia-Pacific Gateway to Climate and Development is a platform to assist countries to make concrete efforts to address climate and development. The AP Gateway to Climate and Development captures two focal areas; Co-benefits Approach (mitigation) and Integrating Adaptation into Development.