Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Studying Sustainable Development Best Practices

Soon to be released research is working on identifying the best practices in sustainable development. The Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) is about to release a research study conducted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (Switzerland), Earth Council Asia-Pacific (Philippines) and Public Strategy for Sustainable Development (Belgium). This research was conducted in collaboration with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES – Japan). The research team also worked closely with ASEF, through the ENVforum.

The selected ASEM countries for this research are Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and Republic of Korea on the Asian side and France, Germany, Hungary, Sweden, and Switzerland on the European side. ASEF will also work on mapping the case of Poland and Singapore.

This research will offer possible directions for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as potential Sustainable Development Indicators (SDIs). The research will also identify existing SDG-related mechanisms to build on and specific goals and metrics.

The specific objectives of the study are:

1) An examination of the national (in select ASEM countries) strategies for (sustainable) development / green growth and its monitoring and evaluation tools;
2) A set of SDGs and associated indicators based on country realities;
3) The identification of implementation challenges at a country level.

© 2013, Richard Matthews. All rights reserved.

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