SDG12 Responsible Consumption and Production

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.

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.

One Planet Exchange Spaces

The One Planet network has formed to implement the commitment of the 10YFP. It is a multi-stakeholder partnership for sustainable development, generating collective impact through its six programmes: Public Procurement, Buildings and Construction, Tourism, Food Systems, Consumer Information, and Lifestyles and Education. This is a place for cooperation, collaboration and harmonizing efforts to deliver real change. 

Wetland and Agro-Ecological Farming Recovery

Also known as the “rice bowl” of Viet Nam, the Mekong Delta experiences seasonal variations in water quality and availability, with floods in the wet season and water scarcity and high salinity in the dry season. Deepwater or floating rice is a type of rice native to this area and which requires no pesticide and low use of fertilizers to grow. However, in the past 40 years, the total area of floating rice has given way to the extensive building of dykes and high yielding rice varieties, resulting in increased water scarcity and reduced soil fertility.

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Promoting Organic and Ecological Agriculture among Women Tea Farmers

A high rate of deforestation combined with an intense use of fertilisers had made the soil around the city of Deniyaya infertile and unproductive. Farmers were not acquainted with organic agricultural practices, which they feared would impact the size of their yield. Tea farms consist very often of small family businesses, in which women play a major role and tea plantations represent their main source of income.

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