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.
Browse among the best resources about sustainable consumption and production from around the world. An advanced search engine will help you find the material most relevant to you.
The One Planet Network is the network of the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production.
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.
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.
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.