The ESCAP Environment and Development Division will issue a survey to take the pulse of the stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region regarding priorities and actions to address environment and development challenges, including through reinvigorating multilateralism. The insights provided by the survey will ensure that Ministerial-level deliberations at the upcoming 7th ESCAP Committee on Environment and Development (Bangkok, 29 November to 1 December 2022) are well informed by stakeholder perspectives.
A shift towards a green, resilient and more equal Asia-Pacific, in line with the 2030 Agenda, the SDGs and regional alignment with global mandates is now more important than ever. To realize the profound changes needed, the region can draw upon the United Nations’ work “Our Common Agenda”, an initiative by the United Nations Secretary-General that aims to revitalize multilateral cooperation to protect our planet. As underlined by “Our Common Agenda”, reinvigorated multilateralism that is networked, inclusive and effective must bring governments and other stakeholders to accelerate progress, address emerging risks and to close gaps in current governance regimes.
Experts in ESCAP member and associate member government administrations, regional and subregional organizations, civil society organizations, academia and the private sector are invited to complete the survey and to further circulate it to colleagues, peers and professional networks. The survey seeks the views of these stakeholders on (1) environment and development issues of concern (2) progress observed and (3) ways to strengthen cooperation to accelerate progress.
The survey is now closed. A synthesis of the results is available here.
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