Webinar Recordings - Addressing agricultural resilience in long term climate planning instruments

The landscape of climate planning instruments available to countries under the UNFCCC process includes National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Long Term Strategies (LTS).  These instruments have emerged at different milestones such as the Cancun Adaptation Framework and the Paris Agreement and have… view more


SD Talks is a webinar series by UNSSC that features live webinars with high-level speakers and subject-matter experts on issues related to sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda. SD Talks was conceptualized to create a space that facilitates knowledge-sharing, shapes discussions and furthers dialogue around sustainable development, and… view more

ESCAP-UN Habitat, Webinar 2
UNESCAP & UN Habitat

There are certain irresistible and interlinked forces that will influence growth, development, and change in Asia-Pacific cities in the coming years: GDP growth will continue to be among the highest in the world, population growth will be centred in cities, cities will be the drivers of economic growth (with up to 80% of output depending on them), and cities will be impacted by shocks and stresses (economic, social and environmental). In this regard, the role of the private sector is crucial. At its best, the private sector drives growth and provides jobs that contribute to a greener and more resilient future. However, the private sector can also drive forces that negatively affect people’s lives in the form of land grabs and job/wage insecurity and thus negatively impacts resilience. The contribution of informal workers to the urban economy is often overlooked. In many Asia-Pacific countries, governments have been constraining informal workers, sometimes even under the guise of building resilience. Guiding questions in this webinar are, therefore, how best to leverage the role of the private sector for increasing effective and inclusive resilience in the region’s cities? In particular, are these technocratic solutions (tax, regulations, and incentive structures) or do we need a wholesale re-think of the role of the private sector in Asia’s market economy? Secondly, what can we do to safeguard and support the informal economy – which is often where the poorest are located – to increase the resilience of those who work within it?

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ESCAP-UN Habitat, Webinar One
UNESCAP & UN Habitat

The smartest cities are often those that build resilience into their planning, design, and structures by leveraging new frontier technologies with enhanced data applications that help to improve long-term decision making and increase the capacities of both systems and people. The webinar seeks to explore the application and distribution of technologies for urban resilience. In particular, it will examine questions of how new and emerging technologies can be utilized to enhance resilience (whether by governments, non-state actors, or citizens), and how evenly and effectively such technologies can be distributed so as to benefit the poorest and most vulnerable. This webinar will also have the co-benefit of supporting the Report’s focus on data and technologies for smart cities being developed in partnership with Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities.

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Webinar Series on Stakeholder Engagement

There are many elements to the institutionalization of engagement, to make public participation effective, meaningful, and inclusive.  Despite this, institutionalization of engagement requires a social and political embrace of people’s participation in decision-making, where stakeholders are seen as partners in governance, and the… view more


The process of formulating the 2030 Agenda was one of the most inclusive in the history of intergovernmental negotiations at the UN. It certainly lived up to the legacy of Agenda 21, and the precedents it set for ensuring that all stakeholders in society are included in the work of creating, implementing, and reviewing sustainable development… view more

Circular Economy policies - Tackling Your Strategy

Global challenges and new legislation have forced companies to rethink their material resource strategies. You need integrative concepts for supply chains and material flows (design and systems thinking).

In our Webinar, gain insights into… 

  • the UN Circularity Gap Report and EU Circular Economy Package.
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How South-South Cooperation contributes to achieving the SDG 6 of ensuring access of all to clean water and sanitation?

The webinar on How South-South Cooperation contributes to achieving the SDG 6 of ensuring access of all to clean water and sanitation?, held on 24th of May 2018, discussed how South-South Cooperation (SSC) contributed to achieving the SDG 6, focused on ensuring decent access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for all. The webinar, the… view more

Assessment of capacity development needs of the countries in Asia and the Pacific for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14

Sustainable Development Goal 14 aims to aims to conserve and sustainably use the ocean, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. The increasingly adverse impacts of climate change -including ocean acidification-, overfishing and marine pollution are jeopardizing recent gains in protecting the ocean. Against this backdrop, ESCAP… view more

Integrated Monitoring of Water and Sanitation Related SDG 6 Targets - GEMI Webinars
UN Water, UN Environment, UNEP-DHI and Cap-Net UNDP

UN Environment is the custodian for the following targets:

6.3.2 on Ambient Water Quality
6.5.1 on Integrated Water Resources Management
6.6.1 on Water-related ecosystems
UN Water, UN Environment, and UNEP-DHI elaborated a series of "Step-by-Step monitoring methodologies" for these three targets.

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