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.

Fifth Pacific Urban Forum – Accelerating the implementation of the New Urban Agenda to achieve the SDGs in the Pacific

The Pacific Urban Forum (PUF) is a regional event that aims to provide a unique and accessible platform for urban stakeholders to debate what creates a sustainable urban future for the region. The first PUF in 2003 gave rise to the Pacific Urban Agenda (PUA) which was endorsed by the United Nations ESCAP Commission in 2004 and by the Pacific Island Forum Leaders in 2005. The PUFs in 2007 and 2011 reaffirmed commitment to the PUA in its format up to then.

Ocean Cities: Snapshot for Policy-makers

The Ocean Cities Snapshot for Policy-makers serves as a companion document to the Ocean Cities Regional Policy Guide. The Ocean Cities concept is an integrated policy approach for ocean-focused and climate-responsive urban development strategies, with a focus on urban areas in Pacific island developing States. Ocean Cities are where urban landscapes and seascapes meet, where built and natural environments near coastlines interface and where human behaviour and urban development have profound impacts on both terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

Ocean Cities: Regional Policy Guide

The Ocean Cities concept is an integrated policy approach for ocean-focused and climate-responsive urban development strategies, with a focus on urban areas in Pacific island developing States. Ocean Cities are where urban landscapes and seascapes meet, where built and natural environments near coastlines interface and where human behaviour and urban development have profound impacts on both terrestrial and marine ecosystems. Ocean Cities are at the forefront of the climate change consequences, the urbanization challenges and other development pressures.

Stories/Blogs under the Framework of the Humans of MY World Initiative


The Humans of MY World (HOMY) initiative showcases personal testimonies from around the world on why the SDGs matter to people and their communities. Inspired by “Humans of New York”, HOMY reveals the individual impact in achieving the SDGs. To learn more, click here

Below is a collection of select stories and blogs from the framework of HOMY.