SDG12 Responsible Consumption and Production
This site contains links to the activities and tools ESCAP has used to strengthen environment statistics in Asia and the Pacific. It also contains a collection of outputs from these activities. One of the purposes of the self-learning materials is to provide background to reading the guidance documents. Another purpose is to provide insights into policy applications and data sources.
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.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will launch its flagship report, the “Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021: Towards post-COVID-19 resilient economies,” on Tuesday 30 March (9:00 Bangkok time).
One year on since COVID-19 was officially recognized as a pandemic on 11 March 2020, it is clear that the road to recovery will be a long and hard one. The sheer loss of life, the number of people who have lost their jobs, missed out on education or been hit by other forms of hardship induced by the crisis, is unfathomable. Young people are among the hardest hit.
The Sustainable Rice Platform’s 10th Annual Plenary will be held as a Virtual Rice Week from 29 March to 2 April 2021.
The event, which also incorporates an Extraordinary General Assembly, is convened as an annual gathering of SRP members and invited partners to take stock of progress, discuss collaborative approaches and share the experiences of SRP members in adopting SRP tools and in scaling impact among rice smallholders.
The building sector exhibits massive untapped potential for climate mitigation and adaptation: buildings accounted for the largest share of energy-related CO2 emissions (38 percent) in 2019. With rising incomes, urbanization, and population growth, the built surface is set to double by 2060. Most new buildings are highly inefficient when it comes to energy consumption. Given the current average lifetime of a building (30 to 80 years), there is an enormous risk of high-carbon lock in.