Emerging and persistent issues in environmental sustainability

Emerging and persistent issues in environmental sustainability

 
Date: 
Monday, September 19, 2011
Abstract

Countries in the Asian and Pacific region continue to face conflicts
between the supply and demand of dwindling environmental and natural resources
because of planned and implemented economic growth trajectories. The
environmental sustainability of these countries is also inter-linked with the patterns
of consumption and production of fuels and energy, and with persistent and
recurrent socio-economic challenges, such as poverty reduction, food security,
health care and welfare, access to services, equitable mobility, and disaster
vulnerability. As a result, a number of policies and practices are emerging at the
national level to address these challenges in an integrated and inclusive manner.
Presenting an overview of the latest analyses of these broad implications,
and of emerging trends in national policies and practices, including the application
of green growth approaches, the present document provides the basis for member
States to exchange relevant information and national experiences and outlines
possible directions for future regional cooperation in promoting synergy between
environmental sustainability, economic development and poverty reduction
activities.
The Committee may wish to review the present document and provide the
secretariat with guidance regarding the issues raised.

Download: 

Emerging issues envi ChinDownload
Emerging issues envi EngDownload
Emerging issues envi FreDownload
Emerging issues envi RusDownload