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Scientific Capacity Building for Sustainable Development in Developing Countries (CAPaBLE)


Government of Japan - Ministry of the Environment
Government of Australia - Australian Greenhouse Office
Government of Bangladesh
Government of Cambodia
Government of China
Government of Fiji
Government of India
Government of Indonesia
Government of Lao People's Democratic Republic - Lao PDR
Government of Malaysia
Government of Mongolia
Government of Nepal
Government of New Zealand
Government of Pakistan
Government of Philippines
Government of Republic of Korea
Government of Russian Federation
Government of Sri Lanka
Government of Thailand
Government of United States of America - USA
Government of Viet Nam

Major Groups:
Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) (Japan)

Other intergovernmental organizations:
Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (Brazil)

Partnership Overview | Objectives

The Scientific Capacity Building and Enhancement for Sustainable Development in Developing Countries (CAPaBLE) Programme is a concrete initiative introduced by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan and Hyogo Prefecture Government, Japan to specifically realize parts 107 to 114 of the Plan of Implementation for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), and was registered as a WSSD Type II Partnership/Initiative by the Japanese Government in Johannesburg, September 2002. The programme was endorsed by the APNā??s Inter-Governmental Meeting in March 2003 and launched in April, 2003. The objectives of the Programme are targeted to enhance scientific capacity in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific Region to improve their decision-making in target areas related to climate change, water and food security, and global change that are directly linked to their sustainable development. Of particular relevance to the CAPaBLE Programme is Part 111 of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation: Establish regular channels between policy-makers and the scientific community for requesting and receiving science and technology advice for the implementation of Agenda 21, and create and strengthen networks for science and education for sustainable development, at all levels, with the aim of sharing experiences and best practices, and building scientific capacities, particularly in developing countries.

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