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  • Resource Efficiency
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Climate Change

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 Helping Countries Tackle Climate Change in Asia Pacific

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Asia-Pacific is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change and impacts are projected to become more intense in the future. It also accounts for nearly half of global greenhouse gas emissions. UNEP supports countries confront this dual challenge of adapting to a changing climate at the same time as addressing greenhouse gas emissions. 

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Disasters & Conflicts

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Reducing Vulnerability Disasters and Conflict

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In the Asia and the Pacific region, UNEP works with its Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch in Geneva to reduce disaster risk and support recovery following disasters and conflicts.

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Ecosystem Management

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Promoting Sustainable Ecosystem Services for Human Well-Being and Biodiversity

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Asia Pacific boasts a high level of biological and cultural diversity. It is also a region of global importance for biodiversity conservation and is home to some of the most diverse plant and animal species in the world.

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Environmental Governance

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Strengthening Environmental Governance for Environmental Sustainability

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In Asia Pacific, UNEP works with intergovernmental bodies, environment ministries, research organizations, international bodies, UN agencies and major groups and stakeholders to identify and address common and emerging environmental issues.

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Chemicals & Waste

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Promoting Chemicals Management and Safety

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Harmful and hazardous waste threatens millions of people in Asia Pacific. Left unchecked, these wastes pose severe health and environmental risks. Asia’s high population density and often tropical climate puts it especially at risk for contamination. Regulations have increased but enforcement remains inadequate.

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Resource Efficiency

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Promoting Sustainable Lifestyles and Resource Use

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Asia and the Pacific emerged as a major global resource consumer by the end of the 20th century and has surpassed the rest of world in material use. This growth in resource use was largely driven by infrastructure, buildings in cities, the emergence of global manufacturing centres in the region and new consumers.

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Environment Under Review

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Strengthening Scientific-base of Environmental Policy-Making

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Decision-making that promotes sustainable development requires a sound understanding of the complex relationship between the environment and social and economic development.

In Focus

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‘Food and Our Future: Sustainable Food Systems in Southeast Asia’ : Join now - start 8 Aug
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ROAP Event Homepage

Access to Adaptation Finance Seminar, 23-25 August 2016, Mumbai, India

Malaysia National Training Workshop for Customs Officers on Combating Illegal Trade in Chemicals and Waste, 6-9 September 2016, Malaysia

Judiciary Forum, 26-27 September 2016, Manila, Philippines.

The Fourth Ministerial Regional Forum on Environment and Health in Southeast and East Asian Countries, 6-8 October 2016, Manila, Philippines