The Strategic Framework for National Sustainable Development Strategy for Lao PDR was prepared as part of the process of developing a National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS) for the country. This was carried out with technical assistance from the NSDS project of the United Nations Environment Programme.
Due to this abrupt increase in modernization in Laos, there are certain sectors (transport, tourism, industrial, etc.) of the country that will face rapid expansion and as a consequence will lead to serious societal, environmental and health problems if ignored. This course critiques and examines these most important sectors and aims to mainstream SCP interventions to solve the various problems that will accompany the economic growth in these sectors.
Sustainable Asia: Supporting the Transition to Sustainable Consumption and Production in Asian Developing Countries provides an overview and analysis of the current status of SCP in Asian developing countries. The book focuses on projects supported by the EU-funded SWITCH-Asia Programme, a regional development cooperation programme promoting the adoption of SCP practices among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and consumer groups in Asia since 2007.
For readers looking for a comprehensive introduction to the topic of SCP together with a detailed analysis of the current developmental situation in various Asian developing countries and key sectors such as manufacturing, tourism, renewable energy and agriculture, this book is an invaluable tool. The book examines in detail the SCP approaches and innovative solutions demonstrated by the SWITCH-Asia supported projects in Asia and thus serves as a reference for practitioners, researchers and policymakers alike.