SDG15 Life on Land

Documenting the value of participation in Asia and the Pacific to achieve the environmental dimensions of the SDGs

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes the need for inclusive participation and effective stakeholder for the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2019, the theme of the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) and of the 6th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) will be “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”.

Inequality of Opportunity in Asia and the Pacific: Water and Sanitation

The fifth in the series of Inequality of Opportunity in Asia and the Pacific policy papers (following Education, Decent Work, Clean Energy and Children’s Nutrition) , this paper highlights why it is important to reduce inequalities in access to clean water and basic sanitation. It also introduces new ways of analyzing surveys to measure inequality of opportunity and to identify the shared circumstances of those “furthest behind” in 22 ESCAP member States.

Ecosystem economics: #Educate4Sustainability leads to forest restoration

Organisational Background

Since 1961, UNESCO Bangkok has had a dual role as both the Regional Bureau for Education and as a Cluster Office in Asia-Pacific.

As a Regional Bureau for Education, UNESCO Bangkok provides technical expertise and assistance and serves advisory, knowledge production and sharing, monitoring and evaluation functions to assist Asia-Pacific Member States and other UNESCO field offices and antenna office in the area of education.

SDG Indicators 2.5.1 and 2.5.2 on Plant and Animal Genetic Resources

This course has been developed to support countries in the analysis and reporting for SDG Indicators 2.5.1 and 2.5.2. These indicators measure the achievement of SDG target 2.5, which focuses on maintaining genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and their related wild species. The course illustrates the fundamental concepts upon which the methodology is based.

Why do we need to protect the world's migratory animals?

From 23 to 28 October 2017, over 500 delegates from more than 120 countries gathered in Manila, Philippines, for the 12th Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), CMS COP12. The theme of the wildlife summit was ‘Their future is our future – sustainable development for wildlife and people’, highlighting the interlinkages between the protection of migratory species, and the economic and social wellbeing of people and the planet.

Strengthening the Environment Dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific

ADB, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and UN Environment, held a Knowledge Sharing Workshop on Strengthening the Environment Dimensions of the SDGs in Asia and the Pacific on 21–22 February 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand.