Expert Consultation on Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

9 Nov 2015 to 10 Nov 2015
Bangkok, Thailand

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development represents an ambitious and transformative development agenda that will guide the work of governments and the development community for the next 15 years. The importance of formulating a regional response to implementation of this development agenda was recognized by over 400 participants, including representatives of 35 governments, the private sector, civil society and other stakeholders represented at the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) held in 2015 and the meeting endorsed the development of a regional roadmap to guide the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. It is expected that the roadmap which will be initiated and defined at the 2016 session of the APFSD will be eventually endorsed and supported by the governments of the region.

The regional roadmap, while being consistent with the global framework, will address regional priorities and the dimensions of the 2030 Agenda that would most benefit from a regional approach to implementation. In line with the recommendations of the APFSD, the roadmap should strongly promote a departure from "business as usual' based on an integrated approach to implementing the 2030 Agenda. As such, this expert consultation seeks to identify key leverage points, forward looking solutions, and priority actions for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the regional level, emphasizing the integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development from the environmental perspective. Results from the expert consultation will be shared with member states at the fourth session of the Committee on Environment and Development, to be convened on 11-13 November 2015 in Bangkok to further define a regional response to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Participants: Invited Experts
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