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.
SDG13 Climate Action
This brief aims to help decision-makers across sectors in Myanmar incorporate climate change risks into planning and investment decisions by summarising key messages from a detailed technical analysis of climate change in Myanmar that is released alongside this report.
To access the publication, follow this link.
The Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) is an annual, inclusive intergovernmental forum supporting preparations for the High-level political forum (HLPF) on sustainable development in the context of both the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly and serves as a regional platform for supporting countries, in particular countries with special needs, including through enhancing their capacity for implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
UNDP and partners under the UN Climate Resilience Initiative A2R are developing a multi-country project focused on the needs of persons with disabilities to cope with climate change in Asia and the Pacific.
We are extremely pleased to inform you that the five elearning courses related to Climate Smart Agriculture are now available online, free of charge, as a global public good, through the FAO elearning Center under the Category: “Climate Change, Adaptation and Mitigation“.
The course titles and direct links are provided below and the corresponding fact sheets, which are now included in the FAO elearning Center digital catalogue (available below), are attached for easy reference.
This publication was launched at the COP24 in Poland by FAO’s Deputy Director General, Ms. Maria Helena Semedo at the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture side event yesterday.
The fifth in the series of Inequality of Opportunity in Asia and the Pacific policy papers (following Education, Decent Work, Clean Energy and Children’s Nutrition) , this paper highlights why it is important to reduce inequalities in access to clean water and basic sanitation. It also introduces new ways of analyzing surveys to measure inequality of opportunity and to identify the shared circumstances of those “furthest behind” in 22 ESCAP member States.
Climate change impacts in Eastern Europe and Central Asia currently cost billions of dollars in lost productivity and could keep mounting over the next few years, according to a new report released at the climate summit.
We need to change the way we farm, the way we eat and the way we think if we as a civilization are going to survive the catastrophic impacts that climate change is already bringing to our people and to our planet.