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The APEC Climate Center (APCC) was established in 2005 with the unanimous endorsement and warm welcome of APEC senior officials and leaders at the first APEC Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) in Seoul, Korea. At the 17th APEC Ministerial held in November 2005, the APEC Ministers welcomed the establishment of APCC in their Joint Statement.

On 18th November 2005, on the occasion of the 13th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Busan, Korea, the APCC was formally launched with the mission of strengthening scientific and technological cooperation across the APEC region in order to help economies and societies deal effectively with the consequences of current and future climate-related hazards through the provision of climate information, research and technical support.

Since its establishment, APCC has played an important role in the region in providing climate information products and services based on a multi-model ensemble prediction system.


Vision and Goals

The APEC Climate Center aims to contribute to economic growth in the APEC region and support the protection of lives and property, the reduction of economic losses, and enhance economic opportunities.



The mission of APCC is to enhance the socio-economic well-being of member economies by utilizing up-to-date scientific knowledge and applying innovative climate prediction techniques through


  • Collection, Production and Distribution of Climate Prediction Information as well as Diagnosis of Climate Variability & Change
  • Technology and Their Application Development for Climate Prediction as well as Diagnosis of Climate Variation & Change
  • Capacity Building and Improvement for Climate Prediction
  • Domestic & International Cooperation