The overall objective of the Regional Policy Advocacy Component (RPAC) is to strengthen the dialogue at regional, sub-regional and national policies on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in selected countries from the Asia region, thereby contributing to green growth and reduction of poverty in Asian countries.
RPAC works closely with policy makers and key recipient government stakeholders to ensure their ownership and to build capacity to respond to specific national and regional priorities. To do so, we focus our work on generating exchange spaces where different stakeholders can share know-how and best practices related to SCP. These spaces can take form of regional, sub-regional or national policy dialogues or trainings, multi-stakeholder consultation meetings or thematic roundtables and leadership academies.
To mainstream SCP at the different policy levels and make SCP more visible, concrete, and real for everyone, we have selected to work with some specific topics, in the context of SDG 12, that are increasing based on the necessities we identify.
Some of the most relevant topics we are working at the moment are:
- Resource Efficiency (RE)
- Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) and Green Public Procurement (GPP)
- Circular Economy
- Green Finance
- SDG 12 monitoring and reporting
- We are also supporting countries at the national level to develop National Action Plans on SCP
The component is currently not covering activities in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.