Delegates from countries across the Asia-Pacific region agreed on the need to integrate environmental sustainability into development policy, including through Green Growth. This was one of the outcomes of the first session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Committee on Environment and Development, which ended today in Bangkok.
The three-day meeting drew together delegates from across the region to review current issues in the field of environment and development including presentations on real world projects.
The final day of the meeting brought together 10 successful ongoing.
One project presented from Thailand was the Eco-Village, where all resources – solid, liquid and gas – are recycled and reused. This includes sequestering CO2 emissions for the growth and production of algae biomass which is then used to generate energy and produce fertilizer. This process, which targeted reducing the village’s overall energy consumption by 40 per cent, now produces excess energy which is sold for a profit.
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UN Stresses Need for Incorporation of Environmental policies into Development