Sustainable consumption and production in the Asia-Pacific region

Thispaper explores issues in sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in the Asia-Pacific region and provides unique insights on stakeholder roles, natural resources, and transboundary issues in light of SCP. Although both consumption and production are intertwined, when talking about sustainability in the region, the primary focus here is on sustainable consumption, as there has been considerable research over the past few decades on sustainable production, but relatively little on sustainable consumption. The aim of this White Paper is to bring together diverse perspectives on SCP by looking at key roles for various stakeholder groups, providing effective policy recommendations and clarifying enabling conditions which will support growth of SCP in Asia-Pacific.
The purpose is to support policymakers, researchers, and practitioners by stimulating policy making and project
implementation, and further research and discourse through the insights and recommendations in this paper.