Infographics on Climate Change in Asia
Climate change and its impacts on human health, ecosystems, biodiversity, food and energy security, have been fuelled by unsustainable consumption and production patterns. As societies evolve at a fast pace, the demand for products and services puts great pressure on natural resources and the environment as a whole.
Sustainable Production and Consumption (SCP) practices and enforcing policies have contributed greatly in minimising the negative effects of industry. SCP has become a standalone Sustainable Development Goal when the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted in 2015.
To successfully reduce global emissions, SMEs will play a crucial role. Not only does their switch to sustainable patterns of production benefit the environment, but by taking up modern and environ-mentally friendly practices they also contribute to preserving health and live-lihoods in local communities. In this way, SMEs become contributors to the international development agenda and help countries meet the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Moreover, by saving resources they often also reduce production costs.
The SWITCH-Asia Network Facility has put together a compilation of infographics to give an overview of the greenhouse gas emmissions of each country where SWITCH-Asia projects are located, individual climate change impacts, as well as key mitigation and adaption areas and opportunities for SMEs.