Resource Efficiency

International Webinar on a Sustainable Private Sector: Sustainable Business USA

This webinar seeks to introduce participants to sustainable business in the United States and to share ways in which you can explore and implement green and responsible practices in your business, community, and consumer choices. This webinar will also touch upon business operations during the pandemic and what comes next. Furthermore, it seeks to contribute towards the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that the private sector and individuals alike play a large role in implementing.

UNESCO Lecture Series Earth Materials for a Sustainable and Thriving Society

Minerals and other Earth materials are a key component in the development of a sustainable global society, providing essential raw materials for technologies and economic growth while respecting the natural world. This programme of lectures, designed for a global audience, will provide diverse perspectives on Earth materials and their role in society.

Localizing the 2030 Agenda in Asian-Pacific Cities: Sustainable Forestry Management in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Rapid rate of urbanization in Ulaanbaatar in recent decades has led to accelerated rates of deforestation within the city’s Green Zone. UNESCAP and UN-Habitat has been working closely with The Asia Foundation to tackle issues surrounding Sustainable Forestry Management in Ulaanbaatar on the Localizing the 2030 Agenda in Asian-Pacific Cities project via a Sustainable Urban Resource Management Approach. Check out this video to hear about Ulaanbaatar’s call to action to protect their forests and how the SDGs are at play in this effort.

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2020

Decades of high economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region have transformed its socioeconomic landscape – lifting a billion people out of extreme poverty in the past two decades and raising living standards of even greater numbers. However, such growth has been accompanied by growing inequality of income and opportunity and is beginning to breach planetary limits, thus endangering the well-being of future generations. Yet, the Asia-Pacific region is not on track to achieve any of the 17 Goals by 2030 if we continue on our business-as-usual pathway.

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2020: Towards sustainable economies

Decades of high economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region have transformed its socioeconomic landscape – lifting a billion people out of extreme poverty in the past two decades and raising living standards of even greater numbers. However, such growth has been accompanied by growing inequality of income and opportunity and is beginning to breach planetary limits, thus endangering the well-being of future generations. Yet, the Asia-Pacific region is not on track to achieve any of the 17 Goals by 2030 if we continue on our business-as-usual pathway.

First technical webinar - Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition: Food post-harvest losses

The main objective of this webinar is to give practitioners the opportunity to interact with international experts, United Nations officers, university professors, researchers and fellow participants, throughout the world. They can be attended as interactive online sessions on Zoom, where it is possible to share perspectives, and questions to experts are encouraged. Webinars are also recorded and made available for self-study at anytime after the session.

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