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
A regional e-learning course on Integrated Action on Biodiversity/Ecosystems, Health and Climate for ESCAP member states and stakeholders. The e-learning course was developed in partnership between the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) and the French Embassy in Thailand.
Assessing the impact of COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific and designing policy responses: An Excel-based model
COVID-19 is an unprecedented socio-economic crisis and calls for unprecedented policy responses. Asia-Pacific region is no exception.
In this context, an Excel-based model is developed to help countries ensure effective policy design and to align policy responses with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The model produces a snapshot of the socio-economic situation facing the country/territory, and allows simple policy scenarios to be studied.
The Youth Voices for Climate Action (YV4CA) campaign serves as an inclusive platform for youth in the Asia-Pacific region to make their voices heard on climate action. By making your voice heard on this critical issue, you can inspire others to do the same and move policy makers in your country to accelerate climate action. Contribute your voice or apply as an Advocate today and join a community of action-oriented youth.
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.
Agrifood companies and relevant private sector actors are key partners in meeting the global agenda for addressing climate change. The SCALA programme recognizes the unique role of the private sector in spurring innovation and investment for transformative climate action in the agriculture and land use sectors.
Coming from the SDG Help Desk's friends at Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G), this discussion on youth perspectives on the governance of solar radiation modification (SRM) explores youth perspectives on SRM and its governance in the face of the increasing likelihood that global warming temporarily exceeds (overshoots) the 1.5-2C Paris Agreement limits. The all-youth panel covers important questions such as:
The world is facing a series of multiple and interlinked crises; a perfect storm that is testing the limits of current development paradigms. As countries and cities across Asia and the Pacific struggle to recover from the socioeconomic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis continues to ravage the region. Added to that, the war in Ukraine and the growing food and energy crisis is undermining prospects for a true recovery and in turn affect the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region.