Skip to main content

Shaping the economy of sustainable development: Asia

  • Published on September 27, 2018
An non-exhaustive overview of policies and initiatives supporting the shift towards sustainable consumption and production patterns in Asia
This report was developed based on literature review, integrating information collected through key regional projects such as SWITCH Asia and SwitchMed. The report is also based on the results of a pilot survey conducted end of 2015 by UN Environment, serving as Secretariat of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes, to which only 7 countries from Asia (including Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand for the Asia-Pacific region, and Jordan, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates for West Asia) responded. In this context, the report provides: 1) key elements of the Asian region’s socio-economic and environmental profile, which sets the scene; 2) an introduction to regional frameworks and networks promoting more sustainable consumption and production patterns; as well as 3) an initial review of relevant national policy frameworks and instruments, with two objectives: 1) understanding on-going efforts to create the conditions for an economy of sustainable development, and 2) laying the foundations for a baseline that can serve as a starting point to track progress on sustainable consumption and production policies in the region, in the context of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Supporting document(s)

asia_gsscp_regional_chapter_final_0.pdf
English
Download
Download

More on this

Project
Image

Tha main topic of the conference were sustainable products and services in circular economy, which are the key part of...

Resource
alt

Chemicals provide a variety of specific functions in electric and electronic products or in their manufacturing process...

Resource
alt

The European Commission has set a goal of achieving climate neutral, highly energy efficient and sustainable data centres by...

You might also be Interested in