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The State of the Environment in Asia and the Pacific Reports have been published by ESCAP and collaborating partners every five years since 1985, coinciding with the Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific (MCED). At each publication, the report has been eagerly anticipated by governments, civil society organizations, students, educators and other interested in environment and sustainable development issues in Asia and the Pacific. It's main supporter has been the Government of Japan.
The latest report takes a closer look at the sustainability of economic growth patterns in Asia and the Pacific. It responds to the conclusions of the Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development, which endorsed "Green Growth", or environmentally sustainable economic growth as a new regional policy focus. The preliminary findings of the project that prepared the report were presented at the conference, and provides an overview of key regional sustainable development issues.
State of Environment 2005 A major review of sustainable development issues and environmental conditions and trends in Asia and the Pacific
State of Environment 2000The publication reviews the dynamics of the region's environmental conditions and the status of national and regional responses to the changing environmental situation.