Leveraging Solutions: Smart Policies, Plans, and Actions

Looking at SDGs Through a Resource Lens

The SDGs provide broad direction for national level actions on sustainability. However, crucial linkages between global political frameworks and practical actions on the ground have yet to be discussed in an integrated and harmonised manner.

Asia is the region where most economies are growing rapidly with high resource intensity. The session will examine natural resource and consumption issues from upper (production) and lower (consumption) stream perspectives, highlighting local implementation challenges associated with addressing the SDGs and climate change. Moreover, nexus approaches with regard to resource management will also be discussed, as well as the role of different stakeholders in delivering on these objectives.

This session is partly supported by Environment Research and Technology Development Fund (S-16-3) of Environmental Restoration and Conservation Agency (ERCA).


Agamuthu Pariatamby

Professor, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya


Masahiko Hirao

Professor, Department of Chemical System Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo


Kimio Sakai

Vice-mayor, Oki Town, Fukuoka Prefecture


Shunichi Honda

Programme Officer, International Environmental Technology Centre, Economy Division, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


Kazunobu Onogawa

Director, IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies