SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Trade Process Analysis Database (TPAD)

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.

Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Management

In order to address the challenges of increasing waste in low- and middle-income countries in Asia and the Pacific, urgent action is needed from local and national governments, non-government organizations (NGOs), private sector, and communities. The course provides tools and knowledge on locally appropriate strategies and multi-stakeholder solutions for sustainable waste management using 3R principles in cities in developing countries, including establishing Integrated Resource Recovery Centers.

Wastewater Management and Sanitation in Urban and Peri-Urban Areas

The course on Wastewater Management and Sanitation has a Special Policy Emphasis on Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS) and is based on the respective Policy Guidance Manual. The Policy Guidance Manual is an outcome of the joint ESCAP-UN-Habitat-AIT technical assistance project, which is promoting enabling policies on wastewater treatment and sanitation in South-East Asia, and has three main objectives.

Shifting Towards Water-Resilient Infrastructure and Sustainable Cities

Sustainable, livable cities are the way forward for the future of Asia-Pacific. The 2030 Agenda implementation urges to advance urban SDG with other SDGs, related to resilience of water infrastructure to climate change. Water (-Hazard) Resilient (Infrastructure for ) and Sustainable Cities are cities that achieve safe and adequate water supply and sanitation services based on sound water-related ecosystems, high level of water use efficiency, and a greater urban resilience to water-related disasters (here Water-Resilient Cities).

Sustaining Lives and Livelihood: Fighting Climate Crisis in Rural Communities

Floods highly impact rural communities, especially those living on river banks whose livelihood is highly dependent on agriculture and farming. In addition, modern farming practices relying on hybrid seeds urge farmers to purchase new seeds each season, increasing the costs of food production. In 2010, many farmers lost their lives and crops in a massive flood event and many then decided to abandon seeding during the monsoon season fearing further economic losses.

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