SDG12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Cities and Marine Plastic Pollution: Building a Circular Economy

This free eLearning course was developed to support city-level capacity building on the topic of plastic waste management. The purpose of this course is to share the latest knowledge and approaches to measuring and managing plastic pollution from land-based sources, in particular cities, for the achievement of local, national and regional goals related to sustainable development.

Asia-Pacific Energy Portal

The Asia Pacific Energy Portal is one aspect of ESCAP’s support to regional member States under the Asian and Pacific Energy Forum (APEF). With the generous support of the Russian Federation, the portal has been designed to serve as an informational foundation, helping to meet that mandate and support ESCAP’s ongoing energy-related activities. The portal was launched at the 71st Commission Session in May 2015 and continues to develop with new features and content.

Private sector mapping, outreach and engagement in climate-responsive agrifood systems

Agrifood companies and relevant private sector actors are key partners in meeting the global agenda for addressing climate change. The SCALA programme recognizes the unique role of the private sector in spurring innovation and investment for transformative climate action in the agriculture and land use sectors.

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Nutrition and Food Systems


This MOOC addresses the necessary linkages within food systems and the importance of adopting a multi-sectoral approach to nutrition-sensitive interventions.

This MOOC was designed and developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Agreenium (Institut Agro Montpellier et Cirad), and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (2021 first edition), the  Université Virtuelle Environnement et Développement Durable (UVED) and Montpellier Université d'excellence (Muse).