Creating an enabling environment for SDG12 in ASEM

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Creating an enabling environment for SDG12 in ASEM
Type: Conference
Location: Online
Organizer: ASEF
ENVforum Conference 2020

Date: 9 - 11 November 2020         Time: 15:00 (SGT, +8 GMT)           Register here


Closing a 3-year cycle on SDG 12 - Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) - this year's conference will provide new perspectives on the topics of Single-use Plastic, Sustainable Garments and Sustainable Food Production, all in the light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

As a result, the Conference will follow these four streams:

The Plastic Initiatives - 3R in Action  I   Sustainable Garment  I  Inclusive Food Value Chains as a Way of Transition to Circular Economy I  Health Agenda Post COVID-19

The conference objectives are: 

  • To contribute to a better understanding of SCP and circular economy among ASEM Partners

  • To support multi-stakeholder, regional and international dialogues on single-use plastic, sustainable agriculture, sustainable textile and public health 

  • To provide platform for collaboration and mutual learning

Speakers and Participants:

This conference will gather approximately 100 participants and speakers, including:

  • Countries’ representatives from relevant ministries working on SDGs’ implementation in the ASEM region

  • International experts, civil society, academia and business representatives working on SDGs’ implementation, with focus on SCP and circular economy 

  • Sustainable development experts and practitioners based in hosting country

Expected Outcomes:

  • An international conference enabling stakeholders to exchange ideas on SDGs implementation, with a focus on SDG 12 and its interlinkages

  • A report detailing conference proceedings and summarising expert presentations