The Support of UNCRD In Sustainable Development Communities

UNCRD in Sustainable Development

The United Nations Center for Regional Development, UNCRD, began in 1971. This organization came about from an agreement between the United Nations and the Japanese government to promote sustainable development regionally for its communities. It works to deal with issues of globalization, decentralization and major environmental concerns.

One of the key aims is to enhance the visibility of the UNCRD as a center of excellence. However, there is much more to the arrangement than that.

It all starts with the idea of bringing key UN ideals and an international approach to the local communities.…

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Southeast Asia Needs Improved Data To Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals Asia

Sustainable development goals are essential for the Asia Pacific region if it is to ensure the health and safety of the populations of each nation. Resources are becoming increasingly strained as populations grow. Access to clean water, food resources, energy, healthcare and more are under threat.

The situation is critical, and that is what makes the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development so important. There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals for the region, with 169 separate targets. While this sounds like a great step forward, there is an obstacle in the way.

There is no way to achieve these goals in a direct, efficient manner without the right data and funding.

The decision to implement new sustainable development goals is perfect for the ongoing evolution of the region. The problem is that to create the right goals with good starting

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Kitakyushu – The World Capital of Sustainability

World Capital of Sustainability

Japan achieved significant economic growth and development in the 1960s. More important was Kitakyushu World Capital which became one of the largest industrial zones in the history of Japan.

The only challenge that faced the capital was air and water pollution. For instance, Dokai Bay was suffering from both domestic and industrial water pollution.

The pollution worsened with time and reached the point where Dokai Bay was labeled as the “Sea of Death.” However, research institutes, enterprises, residents and governmental agencies combined their effort in a move to curb the issue.

The city of Kitakyushu established the Environmental Pollution Control Bureau (EPCB) which today, is commonly known as the Environmental Bureau. This had taken place before the government formed the Environmental Agency.…

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The Need For A Multi-Modal Sustainable Transport Network In Asia Pacific

Sustainable Transport Network In Asia

Sustainability within the Asia-Pacific region is essential for its economic development. Many now feel that this can only be fully improved and maintained with a reliable transport system in place. There have been measures in place to develop this for some years.

More recently, UN ESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) organized a joint Ministerial Conference on Transport with Russia in 2016. The aim here was to help develop a new five-year regional action program for sustainable transport.

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Why Should Japan Be A Global Leader In Sustainable Development?

Japan Sustainable Development

There are increasing concerns over the future of the world regarding global health, environmental catastrophe, social injustice, and poverty. The need for increased sustainable development is evident.

Climate change hits hard, poverty gaps increase, and some communities face disaster. The UN, among others, have made it clear that developed countries and economic leaders need to take control.

Nations with the wealth, power, and technology to make a difference have a responsibility to do so. One of the nations with the spotlight thrust upon them here is Japan. Many feel that Japan is best positioned to make a considerable difference.

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