SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy

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”.

Asia LEDS Partnership Online Training Curricula

The curricula in this section were developed by the Asia LEDS Partnership in response to members’ requests to have access to current and concise guidance in one location for LEDS practitioners working in Asia. These curricula comprise a synthesis of freely available online materials from a wide range of source organizations, with attention given to selecting training resources that help to answer key questions on “how to” advance LEDS action in Asia.

Green Growth Video Series

Green Growth is a policy focus for the Asia and Pacific region that emphasizes environmentally sustainable economic progress to foster low-carbon, socially inclusive development. Green Growth is a globally relevant approach to sustainable economic growth that was developed in Asia.

The Role of Sustainability-oriented Social Enterprises in Boosting Green Livelihoods and Business Opportunities in Rural Contexts

The GREEN-WIN project reviewed various cases of capacity building and knowledge improvement of rural livelihood in rural communities related to sustainable and low-carbon solutions. The cases described below were carried out by the social enterprise Development Alternatives Group, comprised of the Society for Technology and Action for Rural Advancement (TARA), Society for Development Alternatives (DA), and their affiliates.
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Podcast: Advancing Sustainable Solutions

The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) is an interdisciplinary research and education institute located in Lund, Sweden with activities focusing on the transition to low-carbon and resource efficient economies.

In this podcast, we will share ongoing research and activities through engaging conversation that is relatable and applicable to our daily lives. In essence, we wish to support listeners in their journey towards sustainability. Look for a new episode monthly!

CLOSING THE LOOP: Unlocking the informal economy in an inclusive circular economy approach

Over half of global land-based plastic waste leakage into the ocean originates in just five Asian countries. Yet, the
contribution of informal waste management to reducing pollution, remains largely overlooked. The United
Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is gathering evidence in pilot cities in
Asia to identify opportunities to return plastic resources into the production cycle by linking informal and formal
waste processes.

Energy Transition Pathways for the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific: Regional Trends Report on Energy for Sustainable Development 2018

The Asia-Pacific region’s rapid and sustained economic growth, increasing population, and rapid urbanization are driving growth in energy demand. Ensuring that supplies of energy are adequate to meet this growth in ways that are socially, economically and environmentally responsible creates a new set of challenges for policymakers. The transition to 2030 energy pathway, which is aimed at addressing those challenges, has four coherent and interlinked objectives – increased energy supply to meet growing demand, improved energy security, meeting the SDG7 targets and achieving the NDCs.

Environmental SDGs Tool Compendium

This Compendium provides a review of available tools related to the integration of environment into policy and planning in order to deliver sustainable development in the Asia and Pacific region. In the context of this task, the term ‘tools’ is interpreted broadly in order to ensure that as wide a range of potential tools and processes as possible is considered that could be used to integrate the environmental considerations of sustainable development into the Policy Cycle.

Indonesia: su-re.coffee: Synergizing climate change mitigation and adaptation through supporting farmers in utilizing clean bioenergy and climate smart agriculture

Indonesia is an ethnically and culturally diverse country with almost 260 million of people spread across more than 17000 islands. Along with the significant economic growth of the country on the past decade, the energy consumption is also steadily increasing altogether with the emissions of greenhouse gases, pushing Indonesia into the 7th largest emitter in the world (Friedrich et al., 2015).

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