Strengthening Science-Policy-Society for Sustainability and Biodiversity Conservation in ASEAN and Asia Pacific Region
Regional Workshop: Strengthening Science-Policy-Society interface for Sustainability and Biodiversity Conservation in ASEAN and Asia Pacific Region is being arranged under the project “Science Harnessed for ASEAN Regional Policy” (SHARP) financially assisted by Malaysian Funds-In-Trust, and the project on "Sustainability Transformation Across the Region (STAR)" financially assisted by Japanese Funds-in-Trust. This activity is carried out within the ASEAN-UNESCO Framework Agreement of Cooperation (FAC) and associated Indicative Joint Programme of Action 2014-2018.
This workshop is the final activity of the two projects, in order to showcase the achievement from both projects. The first day aims at showcasing sustainability and biodiversity in ASEAN through UNESCO Designated Sites and ASEAN Heritage Parks, policy recommendations from SHARP sustainability science demonstration projects, and science-policy-society integration for ASEAN countries. The second day will bring the discussions to a broader context for Asia Pacific, with a broader focus on the implementation for water related issues on UNESCO sites. The third day of workshop will be used to produce recommendations for a Policy Guidelines paper for enhancing environmental sustainability in UNESCO Sites and ASEAN Heritage Parks (a policy paper on science-policy-society interface).