From May 15 to 19, the 79th Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will take place at the United Nations in Bangkok. The theme of this meeting is "Accelerating climate action in Asia and the Pacific for sustainable development". On this occasion, IRD will present some of its research projects to fight climate change.

Next week, the 79th session of the ESCAP is taking place, which gathers all the representatives of the member states of the Commission. The theme of this meeting is "Accelerating climate action in Asia and the Pacific for sustainable development". As such, IRD will present its projects of knowledge acquisition and decision support against climate change in Asia and the Pacific.

 

Logo of the 79th ESCAP Commission Session

 

The projects will be declined according to three nexuses:

  • Climate & Biodiversiy
  • Climate & Atmospheric Pollution
  • Climate & Natural Disaster Management

The IRD will be present at the French stand supported by the French Embassy in Thailand.

 

The IRD projects highlighted during this event are:

Natural Forestore - Study the biological, ecological and socio-economic mechanisms of tropical forest restoration and their impact on carbon sequestration and storage
International Research Network SOOT-SEA - Impact of Black Carbon in South East Asia
CLIPSSA - Pacific Climate, Local Knowledge and Adaptation Strategies
PREZODE International Initiative - Preventing zoonotic disease emergence
ECOMORE - Economic Development, Ecosystem Modifications and Emerging Infectious Diseases Risk Evaluation