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.

Stories/Blogs under the Framework of the Humans of MY World Initiative


The Humans of MY World (HOMY) initiative showcases personal testimonies from around the world on why the SDGs matter to people and their communities. Inspired by “Humans of New York”, HOMY reveals the individual impact in achieving the SDGs. To learn more, click here

Below is a collection of select stories and blogs from the framework of HOMY. 

Low-carbon Transport for Development: Trends and Recommendations for Islamic Development Bank Member Countries

The importance of transport to the global economy cannot be overemphasized. Mobility of people and goods remains vital for economic development and personal well-being of communities and nations. As the global human population increases, increased need for mobility

Centre for Sustainable Agriculture Mechanization

The 2030 Agenda, based on 17 goals and 169 targets, is a bold and inspirational new agenda addressing the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development, to meet our present needs without risking the wellbeing of future generations. Agricultural mechanization is a cross cutting issue particularly valuable to the attainment of the SDGs in the Asia Pacific region.

FAO e-learning courses on Agricultural Risk Management

The objective of the courses is to bridge the knowledge gap in production, marketing, financial, institutional and policy-related risks at the farm level, as well as across the agricultural value chain, with a holistic approach in the developing country context. They are targeted to national policy makers, farmer organizations and operators in the agro-food value chains, to transfer skills and competencies to mitigate Agricultural risks, using concrete tools and strategies.