Asia Pacific Climate Week 2023 is Uniting Minds and Shaping Impactful Conversations

Johor is proud to be hosting the Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW) 2023. As one of four Regional Climate Weeks being held this year, APCW is expected to draw over 2,000 delegates, with over 300 speakers, 200 events, and 100 exhibitions. The event will be a collaborative platform for pivotal discussions on climate solutions, implementation challenges, and unique opportunities within the Asia-Pacific region. 

Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi said, “Malaysia’s planning and preparation in dealing with population, flood disasters, and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues will be among the hot topics at the convention.” 

Within the wider spectrum of climate initiatives, Malaysia is actively navigating its path towards sustainability as part of its role in the global climate agenda. Just this year, under the Twelfth Malaysia Plan, the nation launched its National Adaptation Plan (NAP) and the National Energy Transition Roadmap (NETR). These plans underscore the country’s commitment to climate adaptation and transition to a sustainable energy future. Specifically for climate adaptation, there is a strong focus on building resilience in five key areas: public health; agriculture and food security; forestry and biodiversity; water resources and security; as well as infrastructure and cities.

Johor, in particular, stands as a testament to this commitment. The state is set to launch the Johor Green Deal during APCW, charting a clear course of action for its future climate endeavours. 

APCW 2023, organised by the UN Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) and hosted by the Johor Government in Malaysia, will address various system-based tracks including energy systems and industry; urban and rural settlements, infrastructure and transport; land, ocean, food and water; and societies, health, livelihoods, and economies. These tracks will not only inform the global stocktake, but will provide region-focused contributions, building momentum ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference COP28 set to take place in Dubai in November 2023. 

Additionally, there will also be a series of sessions for exchange of knowledge and best practices across the region, covering crucial areas such as the Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and Global Climate Action (GCA).

APCW looks forward to hosting both governments and non-governmental stakeholders to address the gamut of relevant climate issues under one umbrella. The event will take place at Persada Johor International Convention Centre from 13-17 November 2023.  

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