Communities

Network and forums connecting people, organization, resources, and best practices for sustainable development
ESCAP Sustainable Business Network

Consisting of executives and representatives of leading businesses in a wide range of industries and sectors from across the Asia-Pacific region, the ESCAP Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) is set up to drive businesses in working towards the 2030 Sustainable Agenda and the associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The ESBN actively engages in promoting inclusive, resilient, and sustainable development through public-private partnerships, launching, and implementing activities/projects to enable the adoption, practice, and implementation of the SDGs. 

SDG Community of Practice

Join the SDG Help Desk's dynamic discussion forum! Our mission is simple: we want to bring together all sustainable development practitioners and learners to a dedicated and dynamic discussion forum on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Here is what you should expect: Experiencing content and conversations around the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals; Connecting with people who share your interests, who work in your area or care about the same topics; Sharing and exchanging stories, experiences, and ideas around our shared mission; Finding inspiration, thought-provoking conversations, and expert perspective each and every day.

 

Community of Practice (CoP) on food loss and waste reduction

The web-based Community of Practice (CoP) on food loss and waste reduction serves as a global convener and an integrator of knowledge on post-harvest loss (PHL) and food waste reduction. It offers a platform to facilitate linkages and information sharing amongst stakeholders and relevant networks, projects and programs.

Global Youth Climate Network

The Global Youth Climate Network (GYCN) is an initiative under the World Bank Group’s (WBG) Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) Community. GYCN aims to engage the youth community both within and outside the WBG to participate in climate initiatives that raise awareness on climate issues and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Our programs are action-driven, through active engagement with young climate leaders worldwide and partnerships with various organizations.

UN Global Compact

You can help make our world better. Businesses, civil society organizations, business associations, labour organizations, academic institutions and cities are all invited to join us in shaping a sustainable future. Whether you are new to corporate sustainability or more advanced, there is a place for you in the UN Global Compact. The UN Global Compact provides a universal language for corporate responsibility and provides a framework to guide all businesses regardless of size, complexity or location. We are your guide every step of the way. We will help you commit to, assess, define, implement, measure and communicate your sustainability strategy. 

NDC Partnership

The NDC Partnership is open to countries and international institutions that are committed to ambitious implementation of nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. By joining the NDC Partnership, members gain access to a global network of knowledge and resources to support their work in climate action. Benefits include, but are not limited to acquiring access to a large network of partners that can deliver a flexible array of services geared towards implementation of NDCs.

Youth Voices for Climate Action Campaign

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.  

Local 2030

Local2030: Localizing the SDGs is a network and platform that supports the on-the-ground delivery of the SDGs, with a focus on those furthest behind. It is a convergence point between local and regional governments and their associations, national governments, businesses, community-based organizations and other local actors, and the United Nations system. Local2030 supports local leaders in collaboratively incubating and sharing solutions, unlocking bottlenecks and implementing strategies that advance the SDGs at the local level.

Via this online platform, Local2030 partners are sharing tools, experiences, new solutions and guides to support SDG localization. A core feature is the toolbox, which contains a range of concrete, practical and adaptable mechanisms and instruments that support the development, implementation, monitoring and review of locally-appropriate SDG actions.

use (urban sustainability exchange)

use (urban sustainability exchange) is a knowledge exchange platform dedicated to sustainable city making. use connects citymakers and encourages the exchange of ideas and experiences to effect positive sustainable change.