SCP: Paving the Way to the Future We Want in Asia and the Pacific



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Please click here, the Report of the 11th Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption & Production (APRSCP) held last 19 - 20 May 2104 in Bangkok Thailand. The report provides the highlights of Plenaries and Roundtable Sessions held during the event. Do let us know should you have any suggestions or modifications for its improvement. The PDF version of all ppts are available at the following link. (Press the download tab at the upper right and download the zip file.) Download

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We thank you very much for your support and participation in the 11th APRSCP and we look forward to your participation in the 12th APRSCP in 2016. 

Published on Jun 20, 2014
11th Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP): "Paving the Way to the Future We Want in Asia and the Pacific"

Around 300 representatives from Asia Pacific countries representing governments, private sector, civil society groups, and academia attended the 11th APRSCP held last 19 -- 20 May 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Asia Pacific currently accounts for more than half of the world's total resource use. By 2030, the region's consumers will constitute the world's largest group of consumers, with spending predicted to reach USD $32 trillion. However, in the midst of accelerated urbanization and industrialization in the region, development has brought about massive environmental degradation and socio-economic impacts such as increasing poverty.

Unsustainable consumption and production patterns have led to increased deforestation, water scarcity, food waste, and high carbon emissions. These challenges are intensified with the region continually experiencing massive losses from natural disasters and climate change--including drought, floods, and storms leading to more environmental destruction, economic loss, and loss of lives.

The 11th APRSCP provided key recommendations to contribute to the implementation of the 10 Year Framework of Programmes (10YFP) on SCP adopted at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil (Rio+20). The 10YFP implementation is extremely valuable for Asia Pacific as a platform for stakeholders to respond to the global challenge of decoupling environmental degradation from economic growth.

It is co-organised by APRSCP, UNEP with the Government of Thailand's Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and Faculty of Environment, Kasetsart University. This event is made possible with the financial and technical support of the EU funded and UNEP managed SWITCH Asia Regional Policy Support Component programme and other partners such as the following: Platinum Sponsors (EGCO and SCG), our Gold Sponsors (GIZ, Bangchak, and PTT), and organizations who partnered with the APRSCP in organizing/supporting our Roundtable Sessions: UNIDO, EU Switch Network Facility, Ministry of Industry Thailand and GIZ.

11th APRSCP Secretariat:



The Asia Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP) is an Asia-focused international, nongovernmental, non-profit, network institution that promotes sustainable consumption and production in the Asia-Pacific. The APRSCP is a multi-stakeholder dialogue that aims to enhance and strengthen regional cooperation in the development and implementation of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) strategies, and to promote best practices, programs, local initiatives, and lessons learned on SCP related projects in Asia and the Pacific region.

The 11th APRSCP will be held on 19-20 May 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.  Together with our main organizers, the Thai Government under the Pollution Control Department, MONRE, with the support from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and other partners, the 11th APRSCP hopes to continue engaging multi-stakeholders in developing and implementing innovative policy solutions, up-scaling technology and knowledge benchmarking, approaches and instruments towards the development and implementation of programmes on SCP.

For further information, please contact the APRSCP Secretariat at Thank you.



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