Sustainable Consumption and Production

IGES cooperates with central and local governments, businesses, international organisations and other development partners to guide the transition to a resource efficient, circular and low carbon economy.  
 
Changing consumption and production patterns remains crucial for achieving a climate-resilient future. We promote upstream and downstream solutions aimed at supporting behaviour change and advancing resource efficiency including through the design of integrated waste management strategies.
 

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APFSD2021 Side Event

Zero Waste Solutions towards a Regenerative Asia-Pacific Region

Production and consumption in Asia and the Pacific are outpacing the renewal capacity of natural resources and the capability of local governments in managing their waste. The Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2020 (UN, 2020) highlights how...
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The 7th 3R International Scientific Conference (3RINCs)

Although social activity has stagnated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many parts of the world have already begun to rebuild their economies with green recovery policies. Green recovery is also required in the field of waste and material cycling...

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Updated Memorandum of Understanding Between IGES and UNESCAP

On 31 March, IGES and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that reaffirmed their desire to work together in areas of mutual interest in the service of Asia...
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The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia Sign MoU to Strengthen Policy Research for Circular Economy and Prevention of Marine Plastic Pollution in ASEAN+3 Countries

On 7 January, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote data-driven policy-making and knowledge dissemination over the...

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Updated: April 2021

UNEA Special webpage

The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) is the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment, with a universal membership of all 193 Member States. The Assembly meets biennially in Nairobi, Kenya, to set priorities for global e...

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Updated: March 2021

UNEA-4 Special webpage

The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) was held in Nairobi from 11-15 March 2019, and focused on the theme of “Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production”.

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Updated: March 2021

UNEA-5 Special webpage

The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) is the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment, with a universal membership of all 193 Member States. The Assembly meets biennially in Nairobi, Kenya, to set priorities for global