Tools & Guidelines

Global Observation Information

Global Observation Information
Global Observation Information

This page provides a list of websites that show global observation information and data.

Climate Impact Viewer

MOEJ S-10 project

Climate Impact Viewer
Climate Impact Viewer

The climate impact viewer shows the results of a climate change impact assessment based on the Integrated Climate Assessment-Risks, Uncertainties and Society (ICA-RUS) and Comprehensive Research on the Development of Global Climate Change Risk Management Strategies (S-10 Strategic Research Project) supported by the environmental research and technology development fund of the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (Emori et al. 2018). Regarding the impact assessment of climate change, process-based impact models for multiple sectors were used for future influence projections (Emori et al. 2018). The sectors covered in AP-PLAT are (a) Agriculture, (b) Vegetation, (c) Water resources, (d) Floods, (e) Health, and (f) Climate. The impact model analyses were coordinated to use the same set of climate scenarios from the selected five climate models used in the fifth phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5; Taylor et al. 2012), namely GFDL-ESM2M, HadGEM2-ES, IPSL-CM5A-LR, MIROC-ESM-CHEM, and NorESM1-M for the four levels (2.6, 4.5, 6.0, and 8.5) of the Representative Concentration Pathways (RCP). The results from MIROC-ESM-CHEM with RCP 8.5 are shown in the climate impact viewer.

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Parameters description (ICA-RUS 2015)

a.Agriculture:
  • Rice productivity (dry matter t/ha/year)
b.Terrestrial ecosystems:
  • Net primary production of vegetation (MgC/ha/year)
  • Plant biomass (MgC/ha)
  • Soil Carbon pool (MgC/ha)
  • Net ecosystem production (MgC/ha/year)
  • Soil erosion (MgC/ha/year)
  • Biomass burning (MgC/ha/year)
c.Water resources:
  • Surface-runoff (106kg/ m2/s)
  • Discharge (106kg/s)
  • Water-stressed population based on the Falkenmark indicator (m2/person/year/)
d.Floods:
  • Population exposed to flooding (million people)
  • GDP exposed to flooding (billion USD)
e.Health:
  • Heat stress death (deaths/km2/year)

RCCAP

The Regional Climate Consortium for Asia and the Pacific (RCCAP) was developed through the Regional Climate Projections Consortium and Data Facility in Asia and the Pacific technical assistance project, funded by the Asian Development Bank. It provides access to climate data, and guidance material and other resources made available through that project and through climate change science programs in the Pacific. MOEJ and ADB agreed to share climate risk information provided by RCCAP on AP-PLAT. The results in the table below from RCCAP are shown in the climate impact viewer.

Description of Data stored in AP-PLAT
Project Name Climate Model, Scenario Index
CCAM - South East Asia Region gridded datasets (.1deg) CCAM10-CNRM-CM5, RCP8.5 Temperature, Precipitation
CCAM - Thailand Region gridded datasets (.1deg) CCAM10-CNRM-CM5, RCP8.5 Temperature, Precipitation
CCAM - East Java Region gridded datasets (.5deg) CCAM50-CNRM-CM5, RCP8.5 Precipitation
CCAM - CORDEX AUS-44i Region gridded datasets (.5deg) CNRM-CERFACS-CNRM-CM5, RCP8.5 Temperature, Precipitation

Platforms

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Platforms

There is a growing need for information on climate impacts and adaptation.

This page provides a list of adaptation platforms developed by organizations/institutes worldwide and offers a brief outline of platforms and links to them.

Guidelines

Guidelines
Guidelines

Adaptation action should follow a country-driven, gender-responsive, participatory and fully transparent approach, taking into consideration vulnerable groups, communities and ecosystems, and should be based on and guided by the best available science and, as appropriate, traditional knowledge, knowledge of indigenous peoples and local knowledge systems, with a view to integrating adaptation into relevant socioeconomic and environmental policies and actions, where appropriate (Paris Agreement, Article 7: https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/english_paris_agreement.pdf). This page accumulates guidelines on that matters in order to contribute to relevant policy/plan development and implementations.

G20 Action Agenda on Adaptation and Resilient Infrastructure

Guidelines

The G20 Action Agenda on Adaptation and Resilient Infrastructure is concluded by the G20 Environment Ministers as one of outcomes of the G20 Adaptation Work Program (2018-2019), which outlines actions, initiatives, and best practices that G20 members wish to highlight and share with other countries.

APN E-LibASIA-PACIFIC NETWORK FOR GLOBAL CHANCE RESEARCH

APN E-Lib
APN E-Lib

APN is an inter-governmental network of 22 countries in the Asia-Pacific fostering research, capacity development and Science-policy interaction in the fields of global change and sustainability.
The E-Lib is a centralized database of information on APN project metadata, outputs of completed/ongoing projects and archive of publications.

You can search information by target words in search bar, and find publications or project details including project summary, project duration, APN funds, etc. from the library.

Country-Level Impacts of Climate Change (CLICC)

CLICC

Guidance for reporting adaptation-related information under the Paris Agreement was adopted at the Katowice Climate Change Conference (COP 24) in December 2018. However, there is no international process for harmonised presentation of information about climate impacts at the national level. Currently, countries have many differing approaches and their methods and assumptions can lack transparency.

The aims of the Country Level Impacts of Climate Change (CLICC) initiative are:

  • To create a common process to enable countries to communicate climate impacts at the national level in a harmonised way
  • To facilitate global understanding of country-level climate impacts and thereby support action on climate change by informing national mitigation and adaptation planning, and international dialogue
  • To promote good practice and collective learning in assessing climate impacts.