AP-PLAT was officially launched

Launging ceremony of AP-PLAT
Sunday, June 16, 2019 in Karuizawa, Nagano

Having opportunity to hold the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth in Karuizawa, Nagano, the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ) officially launched the Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Information Platform (AP-PLAT) and held the AP-PLAT Launching Ceremony on June 16, 2019. At the ceremony, the representatives of the Government of Indonesia (G20 member) and Thailand (G20 outreach member) delivered congratulatory remarks to commemorate the establishment of the AP-PLAT. AP-PLAT was also submitted as one of the actions in the G20 Action Agenda on Adaptation and Resilient Infrastructure, which was concluded as an outcome of the G20 Ministerial Meeting.

In order to make the AP-PLAT a fruitful platform, MOEJ and NIES will continue to make the best efforts in cooperation with various partner countries and organizations.

Programme of the launching ceremony

① Speech to AP-PLAT Launch
  • Mr. Yoshiaki Harada, Minister of the Environment, Japan

② AP-PLAT Explanation
  • Mr. Yasuo Takahashi, Vice-Minister for Global Environment Affairs, a, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

③ Speech by Guest Ministry and Partner Organizations
  • Dr. Siti Nurbaya Bakar, Minister of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia
  • Dr. Wijarn Simachaya, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment, Thailand
  • Dr. Chiho Watanabe, President, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan
  • Dr. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
  • Dr. Bambang Susantono, Vice President, Asian Development Bank (ADB) 
  • Mr Satya Tripathi, Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 
  • Dr. Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson for the Global Environment Facility (GEF)

(17/JUNE/2019)