Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2019 (2–6 September in Bangkok, Thailand) will support preparations of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit on September 23 in New York, and voice recommendations and support actions from the region. The Climate Action Summit aims to raise ambitions and accelerate action to implement the Paris Agreement.

Asia-Pacific Climate Week will also build momentum towards COP 25, held in Chile in December, by ensuring climate action remains central to the UN Climate Change process.

SEI Asia is collaborating with partners to organize the following sessions at the outset of the event.

Capacity building knowledge to action day

Monday, September 2

This event will strengthen engagement of universities and research institutions, building capacity for preparation and implementation of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and for raising climate action ambition.

Stepping up actions on delivering a resilient future

Tuesday, September 3

Later this month, world leaders will gather in New York to meet the UN Secretary General’s call for ambitious action to combat climate change. The day will serve as an important step toward the UN Secretary General’s call for ambitious action to combat climate change by providing stakeholders from Asia and the Pacific the opportunity to raise the need for urgent action, and by sharing how the region is finding unique and effective ways to build resilience to climate change.

Reach out for Resilience: Making Gender Equality Count for Climate Resilience

Wednesday, September 4

UN Environment and UN Women, through the regional project EmPower-Women for Climate Resilient Societies is hosting an interactive panel discussion bringing together diverse perspectives from the region on how to engage women and girls meaningfully in building climate resilience. SEI’s Dr. Bernadette P. Resurrección will facilitate this session.