Policies and Partnerships | Publications
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 elearning facility has been first launched, there have been several advancements on the ICT market. This can be seen especially from appearance of numerous online e-learning platforms in other UN agencies, as well as other non-UN institutions.
Water | Publications
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs have set up an ambitious plan for managing these challenges in an integrated manner. The ambitions SDG 6 targets on Clean Water and Sanitation emerge as a powerful driver for robust water and sanitation infrastructure investments. The Asia-Pacific region, where 277 million people still lack access to safe drinking water sources, and only 65 per cent of the population has access to sanitation, is emerging as the power house for such infrastructure investments, which would stimulate robust economic growth, and support agricultural and industrial growth, and urbanization. The study indicates increased investments in water infrastructure, including 15 per cent growth in the water and sanitation markets, with China emerging as the biggest market in 2025; and India as the fastest growing market. Furthermore, the study provides an overview of the investments in water and sanitation infrastructure, and in water purification and waste water management sectors in particular, and in a number selected countries the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, an overview of investment projects funded by Japan and Republic of Korea in selected countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Sustainable Urbanization | Publications
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 framework aims to assist policy makers in designing integrated and holistic strategies and roadmaps for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs with a focus on SDG 6, by applying tools and methods based on systems thinking. A traditional linear planning does not allow taking into account linkages and interactions of different factors. Most effective changes in systems, however, can be achieved by understanding which interactions result in most desired long term outcomes, thus supporting transitions beyond ‘silo’ approaches. Following the proposed methodology, good leaders will be able to navigate and identify effective “leverage points” in the system’s dynamics for triggering interventions with short and long impacts, while making the most of scarce resources.
SCP | Publications
Low Carbon Green Growth Executive Summary for Policy Makers - English
Low Carbon Green Growth Executive Summary for Policy Makers - Russian
Low Carbon Green Growth Executive Summary for Policy Makers - Thai