The Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption (APRSCP) is an Asia-focused international, nongovernmental, non-profit, network institution that promotes sustainable consumption and production in the Asia-Pacific. It was established between 1997 and 1999 from a regional cleaner production meeting in Thailand with the support from United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and other partners. With a global shift to include social approaches to cleaner production, the forum was renamed to APRSCP and given a new focus on the broader subject of SCP, weaving SCP into broader policy platforms on sustainable development.

The APRSCP is formed to foster dialog and partnerships between industry, governments, academia and non-governmental organizations in the region. The roundtable has been held every 18 to 24 months since being founded, working to facilitate uptake of SCP research, policy and practice. To date, the APRSCP has held 10 roundtables within the region to date and has built up a strong network covering the entire Asia Pacific region. These roundtables were hosted by member countries in the Region co-organized by the Board of Trustees of the APRSCP and supporting partners such UNEP and UNIDO.

The roundtable has been successful in including participants from all sub-regions including South Asia, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, Central Asia and Australasia. The APRSCP network has grown and matured over the years and, with its supporters, has cooperated in recent projects such as Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production activities in the Asia-Pacific region.


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