Events

ESCAP SDG WEEK: Innovation - Integration - Inclusiveness. Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

Asia and the Pacific has made impressive progress towards achieving a number of sustainable development goals including poverty alleviation, education and economic growth. At the same time, the region needs to accelerate concerted efforts across all sectors to achieve the SDGs by 2030...

Regional Expert Consultation on Scoping Study for the SDG Help Desk

ESCAP has been tasked to establish a Sustainable Development Goals Help Desk (SDG Help Desk) to support policy makers from member States in the Asia-Pacific region with tools, methodologies and opportunities for sharing best practices on developing effective strategies, policies and institutional mechanisms for implementation of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and the SDGs. The SDG Help Desk is designed to serve as the primary modality for coordinating ESCAP’s support to member States in specific priority areas such as integration of the SDGs in national planning, stakeholder engagement, effective follow-up and review, and building partnerships for SDG implementation...

Regional Seminar on Innovative Climate Finance Instruments for Financial Institutions

Through a-three year regional project, the United Nations ESCAP is organizing a “Regional Seminar on Innovative Climate Finance Instruments for Financial Institutions” at the United Nations Conference Centre on 19-20 June in Bangkok, Thailand. The seminar will create a dialogue space for national partners and champions (Central Banks, ministerial focal points, thought-leaders) for low-carbon climate resilient development from the beneficiary countries including Fiji, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines and Sri Lanka to meet and discuss with climate champions from other regional countries and global and regional experts on issues related to development and promotion of innovative climate finance instruments...

Third Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development agrees on a regional cooperation as the way forward to a sustainable future

The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) convened the third session of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD 2016) from 3 to 5 April 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand, where some 420 participants gathered to define the future of sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific...

First Subregional Capacity Development for Central Asian Policy-makers on Low Carbon Green Growth held in Astana, Kazakhstan

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) in partnership with Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) and with support from Seoul Initiative Network on Green Growth (SINGG) organized sub-regional training on Green Growth for Sustainable Development: Capacity Development for Policy Makers in Central Asia in Astana, Kazakhstan on 21 December 2015. 35 participants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have attended the event...

National Capacity Building in Kazakhstan and Central Asia

<p>The First Seminar on Green Growth Policy Tools for Low Carbon Development in Kazakhstan was held in Astana on 2 October 2013 and in Almaty on 3 October 2013, with over 53 participants in attendance.</p>

ESCAP - ESCWA Inter-Regional Exchange | Study Visit on Good Practices of Implementation of Green Growth Policy Tools for Low Carbon Development

<p>The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Environment and Development Policy Section, in collaboration with the Productive Sectors Section of the Sustainable Development and Productivity Division of the Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA) organized an Inter-regional Exchange Study Visit on Good Practices of Implementation of Green Growth Policy Tools for Low Carbon Development from the 19th to 25th April 2013 in Thailand. The study visit provided an opportunity for the policy makers in West Asia to get acquainted with success stories in the application of green growth policies and tools in Thailand.</p>

The Asian and Pacific Regional Implementation Meeting on Rio + 20 Outcomes

<p>The Asian and Pacific Regional Implementation Meeting (RIM) on Rio + 20 Outcomes will discuss regional perspectives on global processes resulting from Rio+20 such as the establishment of a High Level Political Forum to replace the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, and the development of Sustainable Development Goals.</p>

Myanmar | First Seminar on Green Growth Policy Tools for Low Carbon Development & On-Site Training of Trainers on Green Growth Policy Tools for Low Carbon Development

<p>The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Asian Institute of Technology and the British High Commission established a partnership with the Myanmar Computer Federation for the organization of a Training Seminar on Green Growth Policy Tools For Low Carbon Development in Myanmar.</p>

Training Seminar on Green Growth Policy Tools for Low Carbon Development in Mongolia

<p>The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in conjunction with Mongolia’s Ministry of Environment and Green Development (MEGD), organized a training seminar on Green Growth Policy Tools for Low Carbon Development in Ulaanbaatar from 10th-12th of April 2013. The objectives of the training seminar were to enhance awareness on Green Growth policies and capacity for their application in specific national context, and to build a basis for the development of Mongolia’s Green Development Roadmap.</p>