BKE EU-Japan event: Enhancing Connections Across International, National and Local Adaptation Actions

Submitted by Vicky Hayman | published 26th May 2021 | last updated 22nd Jul 2021
Welcome from Mr. Kazuaki Takahashi, Director of Climate Change Adaptation Office, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
NIES Japan

Introduction

Over the past 18 months, Dr. Yasuaki Hijioka and colleagues at the Centre for Climate Change Adaptation (CCCA), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) in Japan have been working with the KE4CAP project to share knowledge and expertise gained from developing and operating two climate adaptation knowledge platforms: 

  • Climate Change Adaptation Information Platform for Japan (A-PLAT)
  • Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Information Platform (AP-PLAT)

Two EU-Japan virtual knowledge exchange events were held on 29 and 30 June 2021, hosted by NIES. They provided a valuable opportunity to continue on-going discussions in two key areas (i) linking local and national platforms to promote action, and (ii) enhancing the role and value of transnational platforms, and also to learn more about the approaches Japan is taking with their national and transnational platforms. 

A Introductory video from Mr. Kazuaki Takahashi, Director of Climate Change Adaptation Office, Ministry of the Environment, Japan can be viewed above.

The Final Report from this event is available to download (to the right). 

 

Events

DAY 1. ‘Enhancing Connections Across National and Local Platforms to Support Adaptation Action’, 29 June 2021, 16.30-19.00 JST

  • This event explored the role of CAPs in enhancing collaboration between national, regional and local adaptation action.

Find more information, key messages and the presentations from this event here.

DAY 2. ‘Exploring the Value of Linking International and National Platforms to Enhance Action, Including in the Asia-Pacific Region’, 30 June 2021, 16.30-19.00 JST

  • This event explored how to enhance the utilization of CAPs for promoting adaptation action at the transnational level (e.g., Asia-Pacific, Europe).

Find more information, key messages and the presentations from this event here.