The 2020 edition of Asia-Europe Environment Forum Annual Conference titled “Connecting the dots: Creating an enabling environment for SDG12 in ASEM”, took place on 9-11 November 2020 virtually. The conference brought new perspectives on the topics of antimicrobial resistance (AMR); inclusive food value chains; sustainable garments; and single-use plastics, all with special consideration to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The 3-day conference provided a platform for representatives from various stakeholders including civil society organisations, governments, and businesses from Asia and Europe to exchange experiences, including challenges and best practices, on sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and the transition into the circular economy. The conference was designed to promote exchanges on regional and international levels and highlight different multi-stakeholder initiatives or partnerships, including from the private sector, in promoting the adoption of SCP practices.
These were the thematic concerns explored during the conference:
- Blueprints for Making Behaviour Change Last
- Stream 1: Health Agenda Post COVID-19 – Example of AMR
- Stream 2: Inclusive Food Value Chains as a Way of Transition to Circular Economy
- Stream 3: Sustainable Garment
- Stream 4: The Plastic Initiatives – 3R in Action
We are pleased to inform you that the full report covering all thematic concerns is now available online.
You may find the conference report here: [Link]
For more information on the conference, please visit the conference website: https://asef.org/projects/envforum-annual-conference-2020/