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The last day of the 5th Asia Pacific Adaptation Forum continued the discussions on issues such as gender, migration, and keeping global temperature 2 degrees above industrial level.

Addressing adaptation and climate change also needs to be improved:

Mainstreaming climate change was also addressed:

And we were reminded that adaptation may mean migration, where people will be uprooted from where their own land:

However, gender seemed to be most discussed, not only on how to adapt to climate change, but also in the participation of women in the #APAN2016 forum.

Some sessions had a good number of women:

But some noted that there should be more participation of women, especially from Asia Pacific:

The day ended with a closing plenary with a message of how urgent climate change adaptation is, especially for Asia Pacific countries who are most vulnerable to climate change:


About Renee Juliene Karunungan

Renee, from the Philippines, is currently Climate Tracker's Outreach Manager. She was a Climate Tracker fellow and was named by The Guardian as one of the "Young Climate Campaigners to Watch Before the UN Paris Summit" in 2015.