Introduction to AP-PLAT

Parties hereby establish the global goal on adaptation of enhancing adaptive capacity, strengthening resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change, with a view to contributing to sustainable development and ensuring an adequate adaptation response...

Climate change already affects us, significantly impacting our society and our environment. Climate research warns about greater impact in the future.

Japan responded to the Paris Agreement at the twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) by announcing the Asia-Pacific Adaptation Informant Platform (AP-PLAT). AP-PLAT, the portal website for the platform, will support countries in the Asia-Pacific region in the development of a national adaptation plan that facilitates adapting to our changing climate. AP-PLAT integrates scientific information into decision-making in each country in the region by 2020.

Adapting to the adverse impact of climate change is impossible if only some of us and only some of our countries participate. All of us must strengthen the global response to the urgent threat of climate change. Our goal is that AP-PLAT becomes the platform for communication and interaction to facilitate partnership and collaboration to adapt to climate-resilient and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region.