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Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2023 Johor Malaysia

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  • Climate mitigation and adaptation

Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2023
Persada Johor International Convention Centre
Johor, Malaysia
13th – 17th November 2023

Every year, Regional Climate Weeks are held globally which includes Asia-Pacific regions. For this year, Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2023 (ACPW 2023) was hosted by the State Government of Johor in Johor, Malaysia on 13th to 17th November 2023.

Wetlands International Malaysia office (MyWI) had the opportunity to participate in the event for three days to gain insights into the current climate change issues and engage in discussions on challenges and solutions. Four major system-based tracks were addressed and discussed during APCW 2023 which are 1) Energy Systems and Industry, 2) Urban and Rural Settlements, Infrastructure and Transport, 3) Land, Ocean, Food and Water and 4) Societies, Health, Livelihoods, and Economies.

More than 200 sessions were held concurrently daily at different venues with presentations of technical papers, collaborative outputs, case studies, exhibition booths, strategy discussions and launching of different funding opportunities. Some of the attended sessions were:

  • Leaving No One Behind – Nature-based Solutions for Water, Food, Land, and the Ocean system transitions.
  • Collaborative exploration of Indonesia’s mangrove species potential for Jeju Island, South Korea.
  • Empowering Indigenous Communities: Climate Resilience and Sustainable Development Strategies.
  • Multistakeholder cooperation for locally led adaptation in Malaysia (World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Malaysia & International Federation of Red Cresent (IFRC).
  • Building capacities for NAP implementation strategies.
  • Advancing Peatland Restoration: Unlocking Private Investment for a Sustainable Future.
  • Launch of Malaysia National Chapter of Global Mangrove Alliance (GMA) with Mangrove Conservation Fund for Sungai Pulai, Johor.
  • Empowering fishermen to benefit from urbanisation and climate change.


Ms Yong Huaimei, Ms Azwani Sahibu (Wetlands International – Malaysia) together with Pak Aji (Wetlands International – Indonesia) and Pak Reza met up at the APCW 2023 in Johor.