AP-PLAT participated in the Pacific Islands Climate Change Forum (PICCF)
Virtual Meeting 27–29 April 2022 (Hawaii/hybrid)
|Date||28 April 2022
(7:00-11:00 Japan Standard Time)
|Session title||Climate Change Projections and Impacts/Risks/Applications|
|Organizer||Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
The Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Information Platform (AP-PLAT) participated in the Pacific Islands Climate Change Forum (PICCF) 2022, with Dr. Yuji Masutomi introducing the platform’s scientific tools in the second session of Day 2.
“The Pacific Islands Climate Change Forum (PICCF) is an event intended to present objective, user-relevant information about the current and future climate as well as actions that agencies, organizations and institutions are taking to reduce climate-related risks and support sustainable development over the coming decades in sectors of critical socio-economic significance.”
Session 2: Science informing services/capacity development
(Co-Chairs: Ofa Ma'asi-Kaisamy of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and Geoff Gooley of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO))
Session 2 on Day 2 opened with a keynote speech by Dr. Leanne Webb of CSIRO on “Science-based climate change impact assessments.”
Three speakers then presented on the theme of “Platforms, portals, and websites.” CSIRO’s Dr. Michael Grose demonstrated the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s WGI Interactive Atlas; Dr. Masutomi introduced AP-PLAT and gave a live demonstration of the scientific tools ClimoCast (CMIP6 data viewer) and Climate Impact Viewer; and Nathan Eaton of Australia’s NGIS gave a live demonstration of the Van-KIRAP climate information services portal.
The three presentations had a common focus of how climate-related data are made accessible, usable, and effective at both the country and sector level.
Masako Ogawa of the Pacific Climate Change Center (PCCC) and SPREP then presented on capacity building and e-training. This was followed by a moderated panel discussion with Dr. Vili Leve (University of the South Pacific), Mari-Vaughn Johnson (Pacific Islands – Climate Adaptation Science Centers/U.S. Geological Survey), Yvette Kerslake (PCCC), and Sunny Seuseu (SPREP Van-KIRAP).
Closing comments, including a wrap-up and meeting close, were given by Salesa Nihmei, Ofa Ma'asi-Kaisamy, Yvette Kerslake, and Geoff Gooley.
AP-PLAT appreciates the opportunity to present at this forum. We hope that our tools, based on data from scientific evidence, will be further utilized, and are eager to see the contribution such usage has in strengthening the Asia-Pacific region’s ability to respond to climate change.
(Posted : 24/May/2022)