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Agenda for ASIA PACIFIC CSO FORUM FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 2017
UNEP

The APCSF will be organised prior to the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD 2016, convened by ESCAP, 29 - 31 March 2017).


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2017
Asia Pacific CSO Forum on Sustainable Development: Consolidating Peoples’ Agenda for Development Justice 17-18 May 2015
United Nations Environment Programme

Objectives:
1. Inform and build capacity of civil society participants on sustainable development at the global
and regional levels, and on the opportunities and modalities for engaging these processes;
2. Provide a space for dialogue on the content and substance of the APFSD and UNEP Forum of
Environment Ministers and Environmental Authorities, formulate civil society positions building
on Asia-Pacific civil society messages on post-Rio+20 and post-2015 development agenda and
strategize interventions at the APFSD and the UNEP Forum;
3. Reflect on the work of Asia Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism 2014-2015, and elect
the new committee of AP-RCEM
4. Agree on joint actions and follow up to civil society positions adopted.


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2016
Monograph
Regional oceans governance: Making regional seas programmes, regional fishery bodies and large marine ecosystem mechanisms work better together
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

This review is intended to assist states that participate in existing regional oceans governance mechanisms, as well as those that are considering participating, by clarifying the key distinctions between their mandates, highlighting the successes and challenges of existing mechanisms, and outlining cooperation and coordination efforts. Options are identified for strengthening existing mechanisms and cooperation and coordination between them, as well as for the creation of new regional oceans governance mechanisms, with particular reference to EBM.


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2016
GEO
Summary of the sixth global environment outlook GEO-6 regional assessments: Key findings and policy messages: UNEP/EA.2/INF/17
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The present note summarizes the key findings and policy messages stemming from the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) assessments conducted for the six United Nations Environment Programme regions (Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America and West Asia1,2), pursuant to resolution 1/4 of the first session of the United Nations Environment Assembly.


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2016
GEO
GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional assessment for Asia and the Pacific
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

T he sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) Regional Assessment for Asia and the Pacific paints a comprehensive picture of the environmental factors contributing to human health and well-being at the regional level. Backed by a large body of recent, credible scientific evidence, regional-wide consultations and a robust intergovernmental process, the assessment demonstrates economic growth and improved access to basic services in the region. It also highlights the complexity of the interlinked environmental, social and economic challenges now confronting decision makers.


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2016
GEO
ملخص عمليات التقييم الإ قليمية في الطبعة السادسة من توقعات البيئة العالمية لبنامج البيئة
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

GEO-6 تلخّص هذه المذكرة النتائج الرئيسية والرسائل المتعلقة بالسياسات المستقاة من التقييمات الإقليميّة في الطبعة السادسة من توقعات البيئة العالمية في مناطق برنامج الأمم المتحدة للبيئة الست (أفريقيا، آسيا والمحيط الهادئ، أوروبا، أمريكا اللاتينية والكاريبي ، أمريكا الشمالية وغرب آسيا) بناءً عى القرار 1/ 4 لجمعيّة الأمم المتحدة الأولى للبيئة يشمل كل تقييم إقليمي مراجعة لأولويّات الاقليميّة، ووضع البيئة في المنطقة، والتوجّهات الأساسيّة التي ستؤثّر على بيئة المنطقة في المستقبل، وتقييماً للأفعال اللازمة لدفع المنطقة نحو مستقبل أكثر استدامة. وستوفّر النتائج بيانات أساسية للتقييم العالمي لتوقعات البيئة العالمية وللمنتديات والعمليات الإقليمية والوطنية ذات الصلة وقد حازت التقييمات الإ قليميّة على تأييد سلسلة الاجتماعات الإ قليميّة التي عُقدت في مارس/آذار وأبريل/نيسان 2016 وضمّت الفريق الاستشاري الحكومي الدولي من أصحاب المصلحة الرفيعي المستوى الأعضاء في


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2016
Sustainable Development Goals
State of ICT in Asia and the Pacific: Uncovering the widening broadband divide
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Africa and the Pacific

The digital technology has been fundamentally transforming not only the way we interact in society and the economy, but also the way the development paradigm is evolving. The Global Information Technology Report 2016, published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in July 2016, highlights that the digital revolution is changing the nature of innovation, which is increasingly based on the digital technology and associated new business models. Encouraging businesses to embrace the power of the digital technology, therefore, should be an imperative of governments. This requires, among others, the right governance frameworks to anticipate the impact of emerging technologies and react quickly to changing circumstances due to new economic and social dynamics. The WEF report concludes that the role of technology, broadband in particular, is critical to drive growth and enable collaborative innovation in many areas, from production to processes


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2016
GEO
全球环境展望6区域评估总结:GEO-6 主要发现和政策信息环境署
环境署

全球环境展望6区域评估总结:GEO-6 主要发现和政策信息环境署


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2016
Ensuring Sustainability as the Key Driver for Achieving Development Justice: CSO Statement at the 1st Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia-Pacific
United Nations Environment Programme

Building on good practices in regional and global engagements in UNEP processes and the long established recognition by the UN and Asia-Pacific governments of the invaluable contributions of civil society in sustainable development, we put forward these concrete recommendations for effective and meaningful civil society engagement in this Forum:
• Promote direct participation of civil society representatives based on established practices at UNEP;
• Provide adequate opportunities and spaces for civil society to substantively contribute to the agenda of the Forum; 2
• Ensure timely access to documents relevant to the Forum and related processes; and
• Respect and support efforts of civil society to self-organize to effectively communicate our substantive contributions to the deliberations of the Forum.


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2015
India Leadership Programme on Environment and Sustainable Development 2015
United Nations Environment Programme

India Leadership Programme on Environment and Sustainable Development
Theme: Developing Capacities to meet the challenges of Sustainable Development
Date 11 - 13 march 2015
Institute of Management in Government Thiruvanathapuram


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2015