APN Updates, 4 October 2011
APN Publishes its Climate Synthesis Report for the UNFCCC COP17 in Durban
The APN published a new synthesis report — Climate in Asia and the Pacific: A Synthesis of APN Activities as part of its larger aim to contribute, from the science perspective, to the development of policy options for appropriate responses to climate vulnerability and impacts, including adaptation and mitigation, which in turn will contribute to sustainable development.
The timing of this publication also leads into three major activities of the “Planet Under Pressure: New Knowledge Towards Solutions Conference” and the “Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development,” both taking place in the first half of 2012, and the work of the current IPCC fifth assessment with the report scheduled for release in 2014.
The synthesis report indicates that, while there is much activity at the global level, there is a great need to intensify investigative research of climate change and climate variability and trends at the regional level, as these are still poorly understood. Consistent socio-economic data collection is needed, as is the need for an interdisciplinary approach to solving complex climate change problems. The increasing frequency and severity of floods, droughts and extreme temperatures requires the use of appropriate indices to improve monitoring and prediction of extreme events.
Download report: http://goo.gl/gVW8M
APN Newsletter September Edition
Download Newsletter: http://goo.gl/q2S0g
APN launches redesigned website
The APN Secretariat is pleased to announce the launch of its redesigned website on 30 September 2011. The new website provides a dynamic interface, a more intuitive navigation structure and higher readability.
Try out the APN ‘‘E-Lib” portal
Are you looking for information on a particular APN-funded project, or possible future collaborators for your proposed project?
Try out our E-Lib portal (http://www.apn-gcr.org/resources/), where you can browse through all completed and ongoing APN-funded projects. With the advanced search feature, you can search for projects by different criteria, including project leaders, countries involved, research topics and the project reference number.
The portal contains not only the metadata of APN-funded projects, but also other science-related publications by APN, such as books, proceedings, science bulletins and synthesis reports.
Stay updated with the new Events Calendar
Keep track of upcoming events in the global change research community and APN-funded project activities with our new Events Calendar.
The Calendar can be found at http://www.apn-gcr.org/news-and-events/google-calendar/. If you use Google Calendars, you can copy any events of interest to you to your own calendar. An “Events List” view is also offered.