SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
UNNExT Business Process Analysis (BPA) of Trade Procedures has proved to be an effective tool to provide detailed understanding of international trade transactions, and is regarded as the first step to be conducted before undertaking other trade facilitation measures. Over 50 import and export processes have been studied using BPA since 2009 by international organizations such as ESCAP, ECE, ADB, and their member states.
The database of agreements on international road transport is developed by the secretariat under the project on “Harmonization of Legal Environment for Operations of International Road Transport in the ESCAP region” financed by the Government of the Russian Federation.
In May 2015, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), adopted resolution 71/11 to establish the Asian and Pacific Centre for the development of disaster information management (APDIM) in the Islamic Republic of Iran as a regional institution of the Commission.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Seoul Metropolitan Government and CityNet have established the Urban SDG Knowledge Platform to promote and support knowledge sharing and city-to-city cooperation for sustainable urban development.
Effective and innovative Big Data processing and analysis is becoming increasingly important for risk assessment in data-scarce locations, particularly when defining and scaling up the present human and economic value of assets and when characterizing the natural hazards to which they may be exposed. This is driven primarily by dramatic increases in the volume and spatial/temporal resolution of remotely-sensed datasets and by social media sourced derivatives. Here, we present a few examples from Uttarakhand.
UNEP is leading a session on locally-led and urban Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in Asia-Pacific and on an urban EbA decision-making toolkit at the Gobeshona Global Conference on January 19, 2021.
Localizing the 2030 Agenda in Asian-Pacific Cities: Sustainable Forestry Management in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Rapid rate of urbanization in Ulaanbaatar in recent decades has led to accelerated rates of deforestation within the city’s Green Zone. UNESCAP and UN-Habitat has been working closely with The Asia Foundation to tackle issues surrounding Sustainable Forestry Management in Ulaanbaatar on the Localizing the 2030 Agenda in Asian-Pacific Cities project via a Sustainable Urban Resource Management Approach. Check out this video to hear about Ulaanbaatar’s call to action to protect their forests and how the SDGs are at play in this effort.