ROAP Events / Publications Slides
The reports’ key findings are that all regions are making good progress on Target 11 (protected areas), Target 16 (ratifying the Nagoya Protocol), Target 17 (the adoption of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) as policy instruments) and on Targets 18 and 19 (traditional knowledge respected, and knowledge shared, improved and applied). However, no region is making progress on Target 6 sustainable management of marine resources), Target 8 (reduction of pollution), Target 10 (reduction of pressures on vulnerable ecosystems) and Target 14 (ecosystem and essential services safeguarded).
In Asia and the Pacific, the report highlights the pressures caused by unsustainable wildlife trade due to growth in demand and the devastating impact that invasive alien species can have on oceanic islands. Nonetheless, protected area networks have grown and voluntary certification schemes are showing modest growth. Although 13 out of 20 Targets show ‘no significant progress’ or movement away towards achievement, six are ‘on track’ or progressing towards achievement.
The assessment provides the firstintegrative baseline in light of global and regional megatrendssupported by open access to data and information. This isa great success not only of science informing policy, but ofnations at the regional level acting together on the basis ofscience to achieve an authoritative assessment of the state,trends and outlook of the their regional environment.
Understanding how efficiently we use natural resources is a vital step for designing policies to tackle inefficiencies. This infographics booklet reveals both the patterns and the evolution of natural resource use in the Asia Pacific over the last 40 years. The booklet presents findings in a graphic format that makes the trends of resource use and resource efficiency in the Asia-Pacific region accessible to all readers.
This guidance note focuses on best practices for enforcing energy efficiency policies for lighting, including compliance with registration, minimum energy performance and energy labelling requirements. It is primarily intended for use by those countries that have yet to develop and implement an enforcement regime for lighting products, but is equally relevant for countries seeking to revise or strengthen their enforcement activities. It aims to be a practical resource for governments and enforcement authorities on processes to follow when implementing a national enforcement programme and describes best practices for enforcing energy efficient policies at both a national and regional level.
The SRP Standard for Sustainable Rice Cultivation is the world’s first voluntary sustainability standard for rice, aimed specifically at smallholders. The Standard, together with a set of Performance Indicators, allow objective assessment of the sustainability performance of any rice production system.This enables field and policy interventions to be focused and tailored to local needs. The Standard incorporate a scoring system to reward progress towards full compliance, and has already been adopted by major corporates such as Mars Foods.