The Value of Empowerment and Participation on Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

This opening session will introduce the importance of and applications of the Foresight Report on environment and development in Asia and the Pacific which was compiled by Sohail Inayatullah and ESCAP.


This event will conclude the implementation of the project, through the launch of the final knowledge products. These include, a final assessment report on the value of engagement and participation for advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; a research paper on the advantages of environmental impact assessments, incorporating environmental procedural rights, to support member States on the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals in the ASEAN region, as well as a feasibility study on opportunities to advance access rights in the Pacific. The launch of the reports will be followed by a discussion featuring a panel of experts. Furthermore, ESCAP and partner UN agencies, will propose opportunities for future cooperation for development in Asia-Pacific