15th Asia Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production Webisode 4 “Facilitating Transition to Sustainable Lifestyles”
The webinar’s objective is to discuss the latest actions and research results regarding co-creating sustainable lifestyles through collaborations between communities, local governments and businesses. The session discussed how we can effectively engage different stakeholders in policy and social design processes that promote new business and social models which can sustain lifestyles within planetary boundaries. The session was a good opportunity to discover useful tips for green recovery from COVID-19 based on experiences with the latest trends for businesses contributing to the circular economy, and communities taking action towards decarbonisation.
In Asia and the Pacific, there was an emergence of a strong national and regional approach for cooperation on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) implementation. There has been significant progress in promoting and implementing SCP in the region through stakeholder involvement and through a continuous effort for knowledge sharing and private‐public partnerships, in line with the global frameworks for cooperation, particularly its contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 12 and related SDGs. It is important to build on what has been done through these initiatives and to provide the platform for dialogue on how to build and strengthen partnerships to move forward together and emerge stronger towards green recovery post‐CoVID‐19 pandemic. The Asia Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP) is a regional convening network that has been providing a sound platform for multi‐stakeholder dialogue and partnerships to advance SCP in the region.
From the Conference Introduction:
The integrated event of the 7th ISIE-AP7 and APRSCP15 will be a unique combination and rare opportunity for science-policy interface in Asia Pacific region concerning sustainability. The event will showcase Asia Pacific talent in scientific knowledge and appropriate policy options for the regional condition through interactive dialogue among scientists and government officials under one roof.
ISIE was founded in 2001 in Leiden, with “Science of Sustainability” as its core competence; while the ISIE-AP events have been organized by the active members in Asia Pacific to meet the regional dynamism. The APRSCP was founded in late 1990s, with participatory support from UNEP, UNIDO, ADB, USAID, EU, and more specifically the NCPCs1. The roundtable has gone through historical path of two major transformation in Asia Pacific; (1) from cleaner production to SCP/RECP & Circular Economy; and (2) from CP project implementation to SCP policy to science- policy interface.
The event promises to facilitate participation of scientists and national governments / LGUs to work hand-in-hand in improving the regional SDG roadmap based on scientific debate.