In May 2015, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), adopted resolution 71/11 to establish the Asian and Pacific Centre for the development of disaster information management (APDIM) in the Islamic Republic of Iran as a regional institution of the Commission.
SDG13 Climate Action
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.
Welcome! REN21's Asia and the Pacific Renewable Energy Status Report will draw on the experience of an expert community across the Asia-Pacific region making it an international, collaborative effort. You too can be a part of this community.
For the 22nd of May, we have invited the UN agencies, the private sector, government authorities and agencies, and NGOs, in order to catalyse public-private partnerships for environmental security and sustainable growth, with a focus on plastic. We are also planning to organize a specific Donor and Fund-raising Event in support of The Plastic-Initiative, on the 27th of September 2019, at the new Rama IX Museum.
Climate Justice: Lessons from the Global South
Understand how we can balance human needs with caring for the planet with this free online course about climate change.
Why join the course?
Climate change is a global problem we all must face. This course will deal with some of the key issues related to the ethical dimensions implied by climate change – learning especially from the problems faced as well as the resilience models formulated by the marginalized sectors of society or the so-called “Global South”.
This module addresses the role that information and communication technologies (ICTs) can play in enhancing the ability and capacity of humans to deal with the impact of climate change and contribute to sustainable development.
Lecturer: Gabrielle Iglesias
Length: 1.4 hours / 6 sessions
The second issue of the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development’s (APCICT) ICTD Case Study Series, ICT for Disaster Risk Reduction, discusses the ways in which ICT has positively impacted the various phases of disaster management. Noting the use of ICT during and in the immediate aftermath of disasters like the Indian Ocean Tsunami, and most recently the Haiti Earthquake, the case studies examine the important role ICTs play in disaster preparedness, response and mitigation.
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
2018 Voluntary National Reviews: Showcasing the Critical Role of the Transport Sector to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
The High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development is the United Nation (UN)’s central platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).