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Resource Efficiency in the Arab Region: Monitoring Progress of SDG 12 and Building Back Better from COVID-19

Online meeting

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), and the League of Arab States (LAS) are organizing the Expert Group Meeting on “Resource Efficiency in the Arab Region, Monitoring Progress of SDG 12 and Building Back Better after COVID-19”.
Unsustainable patterns of consumption and production are a primary cause of climate change, land degradation, resource depletion, and air and water pollution. Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) comes as one of the main responses to those challenges and contributes to environmental protection, enhancing human wellbeing, and achieving sustainable development.
The meeting will focus on the following three thematic areas: Statistical Frameworks and Methodologies for Measurement of SCP Indicators, Monitoring Progress on SDG 12 in the Arab Region, and Review of National Progress and Building Back Better and Green Recovery in the Context of COVID-19