This site contains links to the activities and tools ESCAP has used to strengthen environment statistics in Asia and the Pacific. It also contains a collection of outputs from these activities. One of the purposes of the self-learning materials is to provide background to reading the guidance documents. Another purpose is to provide insights into policy applications and data sources.
SDG13 Climate Action
The landscape of climate planning instruments available to countries under the UNFCCC process includes National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Long Term Strategies (LTS). These instruments have emerged at different milestones such as the Cancun Adaptation Framework and the Paris Agreement and have specific characteristics and objectives which can contribute to and reinforce each other if leveraged effectively.
This brief aims to help decision-makers across sectors in Myanmar incorporate climate change risks into planning and investment decisions by summarising key messages from a detailed technical analysis of climate change in Myanmar that is released alongside this report.
To access the publication, follow this link.
The Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) is an annual, inclusive intergovernmental forum supporting preparations for the High-level political forum (HLPF) on sustainable development in the context of both the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly and serves as a regional platform for supporting countries, in particular countries with special needs, including through enhancing their capacity for implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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”.
UNDP and partners under the UN Climate Resilience Initiative A2R are developing a multi-country project focused on the needs of persons with disabilities to cope with climate change in Asia and the Pacific.
We are extremely pleased to inform you that the five elearning courses related to Climate Smart Agriculture are now available online, free of charge, as a global public good, through the FAO elearning Center under the Category: “Climate Change, Adaptation and Mitigation“.
The course titles and direct links are provided below and the corresponding fact sheets, which are now included in the FAO elearning Center digital catalogue (available below), are attached for easy reference.
This publication was launched at the COP24 in Poland by FAO’s Deputy Director General, Ms. Maria Helena Semedo at the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture side event yesterday.