NIES has worked with Bhutan for years to address to the adverse impacts of climate change in the mountainous kingdom with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan (IGES). IGES organized a training programme for policymakers, and AP-PLAT coordinated lectures regarding climate change and its impacts. The programme was held from 5 to 9 February 2018 at NIES, and 12 Bhutanese participants attended. After introducing the climate conditions and problems each other, the two countries actively exchanged opinions and ideas how to implement and promote adaptation. The training was closed with promises of continuous relationship and future collaboration.
NIES celebrated the launch of GCECA with the Netherlands and UNFCCC To accelerate climate adaptation by recognising, building and promoting excellence among all relevant stakeholder groups around the world, the Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation, or GCECA, was established in the Netherlands. Having been one of the preparatory members, the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan, attended the launching event hosted by the government of the Netherlands. The event took place in Bonn, Germany, during the COP 23. Dr. Yasuaki Hijioka celebrated the launch of the center with Mrs. Nieuwenhuizen, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands and Ms. Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary UNFCCC. In the event, Dr. Hijioka stated that NIES expects to work closely with GCECA by sharing knowledge and experience regarding adaptation to changing climate.
GCECA website : https://gceca.org/news/919659.aspx