Asia Pacific Climate Week gets underway in Bangkok against backdrop of damaging floods in northern Thailand

The Asia Pacific Climate Week got underway in Bangkok today, aimed at raising global ambition and intended to “grasp the many opportunities of climate action and to stave off the worst impacts of climate change, which are becoming increasingly costly for the region,” a UN press release said.

Content from the week will contribute to the summit convened by UN Secretary-General António Guterres in New York later this month and COP 25 in Chile in December.

The discussions in Bangkok are focusing on five of the summit’s nine action tracks: energy and industry, infrastructure, cities, resilience and adaptation, and nature-based solutions.

The meeting opened against a backdrop of damaging floods in the north of Thailand after the passage of Tropical Cyclone Podul over the weekend.

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