STRENGTHENING THE ENVIRONMENTAL DIMENSIONS OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC: TOOL COMPENDIUM
The exceptional economic growth in Asia and the Pacific has come with significant environmental costs that
undermine prospects for sustainable growth and social development. Across the region, progress towards environmental sustainability has been insufficient. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) put environmental sustainability at the center of sustainable development. However, meaningful action to achieve environmental goals and targets—such as SDGs 12 on Responsible Consumption and Production, 14 on Life below Water and 15 on Life on Land—requires significant strengthening of national responses to meet them.
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