Assessment of capacity development needs of the countries in Asia and the Pacific for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14

Sustainable Development Goal 14 aims to aims to conserve and sustainably use the ocean, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. The increasingly adverse impacts of climate change -including ocean acidification-, overfishing and marine pollution are jeopardizing recent gains in protecting the ocean. Against this backdrop, ESCAP resolution E/ESCAP/RES/72/9 requested the secretariat, inter alia, to undertake an assessment of capacity development needs of the countries in Asia and the Pacific for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14.

Responding to this request, ESCAP undertook an assessment to gain a better understanding of the capacity development needs in relation to SDG 14 in Asia and the Pacific and to help inform ESCAP’s work in this area. The assessment was undertaken through an online survey, a pilot case study, desk based research and telephone interviews. A webinar was organized to present the findings of this assessment.

Integrated Monitoring of Water and Sanitation Related SDG 6 Targets - GEMI Webinars
UN Water, UN Environment, UNEP-DHI and Cap-Net UNDP

UN Environment is the custodian for the following targets:

6.3.2 on Ambient Water Quality
6.5.1 on Integrated Water Resources Management
6.6.1 on Water-related ecosystems
UN Water, UN Environment, and UNEP-DHI elaborated a series of "Step-by-Step monitoring methodologies" for these three targets.

In collaboration with Cap-Net UNDP, a series of webinars will take place to encourage countries to take notice of the guides for practical implementation of monitoring and reporting on indicators and targets.

In addition to being available in English, all materials will be translated to Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish. For each of the three targets technical seminars will be organized on the Cap-Net Virtual Campus in the relevant languages and time zones.

Participants of these webinars will be contacted by invitation and informed about the respective webinar considering language and time zone.

thinking circular
Thinking Circular

Global challenges and new legislation have forced companies to rethink their material resource strategies. You need integrative concepts for supply chains and material flows (design and systems thinking). 

In our webinar, gain insights into…

  • the UN Circularity Gap Report and EU Circular Economy Package.
  • public discussion about rules and legislation.
  • the rising pressure on resource strategies.
  • how to monitor legislation.
  • adjusting your material resource strategy.
  • addressing c-level management on strategic questions.

Register for this webinar and find out how to convince your management to take further steps toward sustainability and circular economy. In joining forces, the founder of Thinking Circular, Eveline Lemke, and thinkstep will help you construct new business cases and enter new innovation platforms. Ready yourself to change games!

Not able to join? Register for the webinar and receive the presentation slides as well as the recording via email shortly after the session.