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Making us green, we hope, without envy

The cutdown of paper use, energy consumption, and time saving itself brings together staggering savings, which will have impact within the region and beyond.  


Youth leaders vow continued pressure on governments and business 
for urgent action to address climate emergency at UN Youth Climate Summit

Following massive rallies around the world for climate action, 
young people highlight plans to mobilize and accelerate action  


Asia Pacific Climate Week Calls for Countries to ‘Raise Ambition’

Asia-Pacific Climate Week was one of the largest gatherings of government and civil society actors from across the region, held 2-6 September in Bangkok, Thailand.  


Plastic habit: Reducing waste with behavioral insights in Solomon Islands

As Honiara’s population of about 88,000 grows, the city’s waste will likely continue to stress infrastructure and the environment to new extremes.  



Special Address by UNDP Administrator - UN South Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights

If businesses drive respect for human rights across their operations and value chains, they can induce positive changes in the lives of millions of people that are also directly linked to the 17 SDGs.…  


Modern slavery is on the rise in Asia, but new laws show consumer pressure is working

In 2018, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation estimated that 24.9 million people worldwide were being held captive as forced laborers, half of them in the…  


New people-centred approaches needed to ensure no one is left behind in ASEAN

While there has been extraordinary economic progress in the ASEAN region, pockets of multi-dimensional poverty remain. If those who have been left behind – the poorest of the poor – are to be reached,…  


ASEAN-China-UNDP Symposium on Localising the SDGs and Realising Poverty Eradication

Building on two previous symposiums, the ASEAN-China-UNDP Symposium on Localising the SDGs and Realising Poverty Eradication will promote implementation of the SDGs in ASEAN in the context of…  


A Business Practice Worth Spreading

On our visit to Interface, we were introduced to the company’s seven steps for operating a sustainable business, which include: waste management, carbon emission reduction, social development, and…  

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