Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2023

Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2023

Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2023 will take place from 13 to 17 November 2023, hosted by the Johor state government in collaboration with the Government of Malaysia. The first global stocktake will conclude at COP28 in UAE in December of this year.

The stocktake offers a unique opportunity to call for decisive change. It is an opportunity to urgently respond to the need to accelerate progress by collectively embarking on a swift and profound transformation of our economic and social systems. 

APCW 2023 and all the Regional Climate Weeks provide a platform for policymakers, practitioners, businesses and civil society to exchange on climate solutions, barriers to overcome and opportunities realized in different regions. 

The Climate Weeks consider four major systems-based tracks with a view to providing region-focused contributions to inform the global stocktake: 

  1. Energy systems and industry 
  2. Cities, urban and rural settlements, infrastructure and transport 
  3. Land, ocean, food and water 
  4. Societies, health, livelihoods, and economies 

The full programme can be found here and other information about the event can be found here.

Objectives of GAIN side-event 

Taking Integrated Action on Climate and Nutrition: Introducing I-CAN 

Time: Tuesday 14 November 2023, 12:15 – 12:45 MYT / 06:15 – 06:45 CET (30 mins) 

Venue: Tanjung Puteri 305, Persada Johor International Convention Centre 

Online link: To follow 

Event number: SE-T3-002 (Track 3: Land ocean food and water) 

To introduce the I-CAN vision and objectives, and the connectedness of nutrition and climate outcomes 

To present initial findings on the current level of integration in nutrition and climate action, including a focus on action being taken in countries in the Asia-Pacific region 

To illustrate the co-benefits of integrated action and collaboration across environment and nutrition 

To discuss effective actions and strategies to accelerate work across the nexus of climate change and nutrition with Non-State Actors, Member Countries, and UN Agencies in the Asia-Pacific region 


  • Saul Morris, Director of Programme Services, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) 
  • Jessica Colston, Environment Technical Lead, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) 
  • Sally Edwards, Coordinator, Health and the Environment (HAE), Division of Healthy Environments and Populations, World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific 
  • Makie Yoshida, Climate Change Specialist, Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) 
  • [TBC – Speaker from Member State]