The European Union (EU) SWITCH-Asia Programme provides a platform for partnerships and networks between Europe and Asia, supporting the implementation of national strategies and action plans on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) practices. With the assistance of the European Commission, Asian countries are supported to transition towards low-carbon, resource-efficient and more circular economies that contribute to poverty reduction. This briefing connects the SWITCH-Asia activities on climate and circularity for the building and housing sector.
Partnerships between Asian countries and the EU can bring needed mutual inspiration and create shared expertise. By jointly exploring how housing and buildings can play a key part in the transition to circularity and SCP, professionals from Asia and the EU can identify shared visions for the future and sharpen their local implementation priorities. This discussion can focus on governance issues as well as technological innovations, and encompass human-centred urban planning, infrastructure and technology.