The Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) has recently concluded its flagship event, the ENVforum Annual Conference 2020, which took place 9-11 November 2020 virtually. The conference titled “Connecting the dots: Creating an enabling environment for SDG12 in ASEM” brought new perspectives on the topics of antimicrobial resistance (AMR); inclusive food value chains; sustainable garments; and single-use plastics, focusing on the overarching theme of SDG12 “Ensuring sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns”.
Due to global travel restrictions brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference shifted to a virtual conferencing platform. This meant as an opportunity to increase the participation of the conference – we received over 400 participant registrations from 46 ASEM partner countries, and featured over 30 experts and practitioners from civil society organisations, governments, and businesses in Asia and Europe.
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All presentations and draft outcomes can be found on the conference page.
About the ENVforum
Established in 2003, the Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) is a partnership of Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), ASEM SMEs Eco-Innovation Centre (ASEIC), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the Government of Sweden through the Strategic Collaborative Fund administered by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).
The ENVforum aims to contribute to the formulation of sound decisions across all sectors that are mindful of their environmental, social and economic impacts and of the future generations. In doing so, we foster inter-regional cooperation between Asia and Europe on sustainable development and its environmental dimensions. Since our inception more than a decade ago, the ENVforum has organised over 70 high-level international conferences, roundtables and workshops bringing together multi-stakeholder representatives, and has produced multiple prominent research publications, country case studies, and policy papers.