Regional Public Goods

Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate

The Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate was an initiative set up in July 2005 by Australia, Canada, the People's Republic of China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the United States. The partnership worked on addressing issues of energy needs and security, air pollution, and climate change. APP main goal was to accelerate the use of more energy efficient and cleaner technologies and mitigate climate change without undermining economic development. AAP has approved eight public-private sector task forces covering aluminum, buildings and appliances, cement, cleaner fossil energy, coal mining, power generation and transmission, renewable energy and distributed generation, and steel. Each task force identified clean development and environmental issues and build action plans for both immediate and medium-term activities.


The partnership was formally concluded last April 5, 2011.