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Enabling Sustainable Consumption & Production Towards Achieving Green Growth: The 13th Asia-Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production

Held from the 24th to the 26th of October 2017 in Melaka, the Asia Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP) is a platform for governments, businesses, academics and non-governmental organisations to effectively scale up efforts in SCP. Among other things, it aims to propel private-public sector collaborations in SCP implementation and ownership towards green growth.

This year, at the roundtable’s 13th meeting, the focus areas on the production side are on technology and innovation and green financing as enablers for green growth and sustainable business. On the consumer side, the focus area is on how to enable sustainable lifestyles towards low-carbon community living and sustainable consumption.

Ms Geetha P Kumaran, Honorary Secretary-General of the Environmental Management and Research Association of Malaysia (ENSEARCH), who are co-hosting the 13th APRSCP, says:

“Dialogues promote best practices on SCP, enhance information and knowledge flows as well ascapacity and technology development. Over the years, more than 600 professionals have met at the APRSCP to discuss and analyse the latest issues and trends. APRSCP outputs have also fed into global decision-making processes such as the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 (Rio+20).”

To representate the Future Earth Knowledge-Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SSCP KAN), Prof. Zhang Lei at Renmin University, one of the Development Team members for the KAN, will participate to the Roundtable and speak on the role of education for SCP. The SSCP KAN is supported by the Regional Centre for Future Earth in Asia.

To learn more about the Roundtable, visit the event website.

This article is largely adapted from the contents on the event website.