Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Natural Resources and Environment


VISION:  Equitable, productive and sustainable natural resources development, utilization and management that contributes to human and ecological well-being throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

MISSION STATEMENT:  Support and facilitate member countries to sustain equitable, productive and sustainable natural resources development, utilization and management by providing policy and technical advice, monitoring regional dimensions and trends, conducting technology dissemination and capacity building, and facilitating regional cooperation.

The group promotes integrated natural resources management in the context of watersheds, river basins and ecosystems, ensures that cross cutting work is effectively facilitated and coordinated and that synergies are captured where they  are relevant, allowing a high degree of integration and sharing on key natural resource interfaces such as: land and water;  forest  and water; fisheries and water; fisheries and forest; aquaculture and land/water; climate change and livelihoods; and ensure that related issues also capture synergies with other groups (e.g. food production, safety and quality, statistics, livelihoods, etc.).

The group currently has seven professional staff encompassing the following expertise: natural resources data collection and analysis, trends and monitoring; support to policy development and implementation; participatory processes in support of natural resources management; ecosystem approaches to management; communication and liaison; subsectoral technical specialization in natural  resources and their management (fisheries/aquaculture, water, forestry and land); climate change, carbon markets and environmental services.


News
Six countries in the Asia-Pacific region, the world’s largest consumer of fish products, have come together to draft a work plan on the sustainable...
Bangkok, Thailand, 02 Oct 2014
Pursuing sustainable bioenergy opportunities in Southeast Asia without threatening food security is not just possible but achievable, a UN and multi-agency sponsored workshop heard...
Bangkok, Thailand, 23 Jul 2014
As territorial disputes and competition for increasingly scarce land and natural resources intensify, government and key land stakeholders across Asia and the Pacific are...
Pattaya, Thailand, 11 Jun 2014

Recent Publications
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Upcoming Meetings
Date
Title Location
11 - 13 Nov 2014 The 75th Session of the Executive Committee of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission Colombo, Sri Lanka
20 Nov 2014 Drivers of Change Affecting Mekong Forests: Towards formulation of action plans for countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion Bangkok, Thailand
26 - 28 Nov 2014 Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Project: Hilsa Working Group Barrackpore, India

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