The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the history and progress in the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Green Growth Capacity Development Programme to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the programme, with a special emphasis on the online e-learning component. Since 2011, when the online e- learning facility has been first launched, there have been several advancements on the ICT market.

Quality of growth can be considered as having three dimensions – as does sustainable development – environmental, social and economic. At the same time, five key determinants of a good quality of growth are proposed: 1. Inclusiveness in relation to environmental, social and economic benefits; 2. Efficiency and productivity of use of natural, human and manufactured capital; 3. Structural transformation that promotes social and economic values; 4.

In 2015, governments agreed to a new set of universally applicable development goals — the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — that expands the scope of internationally agreed development priorities to incorporate the rich tapestry of interconnected social, economic and environmental concerns. To respond to this imperative, development trajectories must be both inclusive and green.

Integration of the economic, social and environmental dimensions is key to achieving sustainable development. There is, in general, widespread acceptance of why the integration of these three dimensions is necessary; but there are also many questions as to “how” this integration is to be achieved. This publication was produced to assist policymakers in addressing the question of how to achieve integration across the policy cycle and to assess levels of integration.

Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing Asia-Pacific is the thematic report of the Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership for 2017.

The Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Goals Outlook report examines each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and describes the outlook for achieving each one in the Asia-Pacific region at the outset of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It singles out “bright spots” and “hot spots”, provides insights about each goal and points to emerging issues.

Success in achieving targets under SDG 6 on Water and Sanitation will to a large extent depend on understanding of the interdependencies with the other SDGs.

This publication presents a systems-thinking-based framework for integration of the SDG 6 targets with the 16 other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their 161 targets.

The Low Carbon Green Growth Roadmap for Asia and the Pacific is offered to member States to help their policymakers turn the till-now trade-off between the ecological crisis and economic growth into a synergy in which resource constraints and climate crisis become opportunities for the growth necessary to reduce poverty in the region.

Water security has become a very important challenge for the Asia Pacific region to be urgently addressed. How to most efficiently manage this scarce and finite resource, while catering to increasing demands related to industrial growth, agricultural production and rapid urbanization is a key challenge for the region. Erratic weather patterns are increasingly affecting water security and climate change may exacerbate the situation.

Several countries in Asia and the Pacific have launched high-level policy initiatives and action plans to promote green growth, and the green economy. As a consequence the demand for indicators of economic growth that supports, rather than detracts from, sustainable development, is growing.