August 30, 2023 Wednesday

Incheon, South Korea, 30 August 2023 - The Climate Change Commission, headed by Commissioner Rachel Anne Herrera, participated at the opening session of the 8th Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) Forum on 30 August 2023 at Songdo Convensia, Incheon City, Republic of Korea.

The APAN Forum is considered Asia-Pacific’s largest and longest-standing gathering of adaptation practitioners to share information, knowledge and best practices in adaptation and resilience-building.

The event was formally opened with messages from Ms. Marlene Nilsson, Deputy Regional Director of the UN Environment Programme for Asia and the Pacific, Mr. Yutaka Matsuzawa, Vice Minister of Global Environmental Affairs of Japan’s Ministry of the Environment, Mr. Jeong-bok Yoo, Mayor of Incheon Metropolitan City, Dr. Sang-Hyup Kim, Co-Chairperson of the Korean Presidential Commission on Carbon Neutrality and Green Growth, and Dr. Tae-Sung Choeng, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Coordinating Lead Author and Senior Research Engineer at the National Disaster Management Institute of Korea. The session was moderated by Ms Antoinette Taus, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador.

With the theme “Resilience for all: Enabling transformative implementation”, the speakers highlighted the importance of transformative approach to accelerating and enhancing adaptation efforts.

The 8th APAN forum,  which will run from 30 August to 1 September 2023,  is hosted by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea, Korea Environment Institute – Korea Adaptation Center for Climate Change and Incheon Metropolitan City, and co-organized by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the UNEP.