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

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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”. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is taking this opportunity to generate evidence around the theme and explore how a better understanding of the links between empowerment, inclusion, participation and development can lead government institutions and other stakeholders to work together in a more coordinated manner to create the transformational changes needed to achieve the 2030 Agenda.

This Call for Case Studies is part of a joint initiative between ESCAP and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) which seeks to improve the understanding and access to knowledge of target stakeholder on the impacts and value of empowerment, including public participation, for strengthening implementation of the SDGs in Asia and the Pacific, particularly on the environment-related SDGs (Goals 2, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 and 15).

If you have direct insights on a relevant case study, you are invited to fill in the form below with details related to the initiative. The case studies that demonstrate the value of public participation and empowerment in the region to achieve the environment-related SDGs will be analyzed and curated to form a compendium which will be used to inform the regional and global processes of the 2030 Agenda including through the APFSD and HLPF.

For more information, please contact Ms. Sara Libera Zanetti (sara.zanetti@un.org).