UNEP-APFED Showcase LIVE Online Book Launching! You're Invited! Thursday 28 May at 11:00 (THA). 'Read More' to Enroll for Free!

This Live Webinar is a fun and educational book launching for two publications produced by the Asia Pacific Forum for Environment and Development Showcase Programme. We will be discussing the latest publications, which are focused on sustainable development at the grassroots level in the Asia Pacific region and written by up-and-coming journalists and sustainable development project implementors. This event is open to all interested in the subject matter. **All Attendees will receive free thumb-drive copies of the books, which include documentary extras.***

You are cordially invited to join us for the book launching! Participants will receive a free thumb-drive copy of the latest publications! To Enroll, head to BookLaunching.wiziq.com

Environmental Dispatches: Reflections on Challenges, Innovation and Resilience in Asia Pacific

Asia-Pacific faces major environmental issues, from climate change and biodiversity conservation to resource resilience and water security. As the greatest consumer of natural resources, the region is experiencing the effects of increased waste and pollution as they take a massive toll on resource availability, livelihoods and quality of life for many families. Addressing the challenges that come with climate change appears enormous and often insurmountable outside of top-down global and regional actions. Yet, local governments and communities in the region are facing these challenges head on by developing and utilizing innovative solutions to climate change and many other environmental challenges. 

 In China, local communities are utilizing new methods of mediation via public participation in protecting environmental rights of citizens.  In Viet Nam, a small conservation research and development center is working to develop effective rice-husk gasification techniques to mitigate climate change.  Through local marine and coastal zoning management, communities in the Philippines are effectively protecting sea-based livelihoods.  Rural households in Pakistan are enabled to create and maintain water-purifying systems for better health.  In fact, it is these micro-actions, undertaken by individuals and communities on a daily basis, that cumulatively creates the bottom-up approach to regional and global sustainable development.

 Through this publication, UNEP aims to bring awareness to sustainable development challenges and innovative solutions at the community-level, as well as, inspire young journalists to report on environmental issues in their communities. 

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