Poverty Environment Partnership
Reports and Articles
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) intentionally place a greater emphasis on environmental issues than the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). However, whether that attention translates into meaningful action depends on how effectively policymakers integrate the environment dimensions of the SDGs into development policies, plans, and programs.
This publication summarizes discussions and information shared during a Knowledge-Sharing Workshop on Strengthening the Environment Dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific. The workshop is an output of a technical assistance project, Supporting the Implementation of Environment-Related SDGs in Asia and the Pacific, to help policy makers integrate SDGs 12, 14, and 15—and select targets that are environment-related—into development plans, policies, and programs.
This Compendium provides a review of available tools related to the integration of environment into policy and planning in order to deliver sustainable development in the Asia and Pacific region. In the context of this task, the term ‘tools’ is interpreted broadly in order to ensure that as wide a range of potential tools and processes as possible is considered that could be used to integrate the environmental considerations of sustainable development into the Policy Cycle.