SDG12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Management

In order to address the challenges of increasing waste in low- and middle-income countries in Asia and the Pacific, urgent action is needed from local and national governments, non-government organizations (NGOs), private sector, and communities. The course provides tools and knowledge on locally appropriate strategies and multi-stakeholder solutions for sustainable waste management using 3R principles in cities in developing countries, including establishing Integrated Resource Recovery Centers.

Asia-Pacific Energy Portal

The Asia Pacific Energy Portal is one aspect of ESCAP’s support to regional member States under the Asian and Pacific Energy Forum (APEF). With the generous support of the Russian Federation, the portal has been designed to serve as an informational foundation, helping to meet that mandate and support ESCAP’s ongoing energy-related activities. The portal was launched at the 71st Commission Session in May 2015 and continues to develop with new features and content.

FAO Webinar Recording: The evidence review: the key step in the development of FBDGs

This webinar addressed some of these gaps focusing on the following questions:

  • Why is the evidence review a key step in the development of FBDGs?
  • What are the main processes involved? What is the current FAO process for conducting an evidence review?
  • What are some challenges and responses in LMICs?

The webinar also highlighted two country cases and present FAO’s current work in this field.

YouTube/ International Resource Panel

The International Resource Panel’s (IRP) mission is to provide independent, coherent and authoritative scientific assessments of policy relevance on the sustainable use of natural resources and, in particular, their environmental impacts over the full life cycle; and contribute to a better understanding of how to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation.

See the IRP's dedicated YouTube channel here

Join the 1st Facilitated Session of the Resource Efficiency E-Learning Course!

The first facilitated session of the ESCAP/ IRP e-learning course on Resource Efficiency will take place from August 5-25, 2019! By following the facilitated session, participants can pace and complement their learning through additional materials, targeted questions, and optional exercises, in addition to having the ability to interact with their peers.

To enroll in the course, follow the link here.