Workshop on circular built environment priorities and action points in Asia
27 November 2020
  • Sustainable Buildings and Construction

The UN One Planet Network’s (OPN) Sustainable Buildings and Construction (SBC) Programme has been working on a global state of play report on circularity in the built environment. We were seeking input from the building and construction experts in various regions across the world. The Programme invited Asian Circular Built Environment experts to provide their thoughts and comments on the rankings for the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the core indicators to be considered (or not) from amongst the list the Programme has chosen. 

Main findings from 100 responses to the SBC Programme's circularity indicator survey and highlights from the regional report were shared followed by discussion and workshopping on the priorities and action points in Asia.

SBC has conducted a survey to seek feedback from built environment experts on the core indicators for circular built environments (CBE) globally, through ranking the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and prioritising the indicators corresponding to their respective targets. The SDGs were discussed with a small group of experts having experience in SBC work at least in India, Sri Lanka and Jordan. SBC has a mandate to implement SDG12 to accelerate the shift towards sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns. The group identified as other most important sustainable development goals for circularity SDG9 Industry and SDG11 Cities. Also, SDG1 Poverty, SDG6 Water, SDG8 Employment and SDG13 Climate were recognized.

The results of the workshop and key points of the discussion are now available. To download the resources, please follow this link.

  • Sustainable Buildings and Construction
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)