Second Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation forum underway in Bangkok

bkk cc meeting mar2012The Second Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation forum is being held in the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok, Thailand from 12-13 March 2012.

The forum is expected to provide a unique oppurtunity to share frontline findings and innovations and also in knowing the oppurtunities and challenges in mainstreaming climate change adaptation into development. For the year the theme stands on ‘ Adaptation in Action’ with the change from delibrations to decisions, plans to policies and policies to practices.

bkkThe forum is attended by adaptation practitioners at global, regional, national, and sub-national levels comprising of government representatives from various line ministries, researchers, practitioners, NGOs, international organizations, regional intergovernmental bodies, youth, media and the private sector.

The forum includes a diverse range of plenary and keynote sessions, panel discussions, roundtables, thematic side events, market place, photo & poster exhibitions and film festival. All the sessions are facilitated by eminent climate scientists, adaptation experts and development planners from the region.

Meanwhile, Mr. Tashi Dorji, a Bhutanese journalist is in the list of the winners of best media report on climate change adaptation.

Reported by Dago Tshering, Bangkok