14th ASIA PACIFIC ROUNDTABLE ON SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) that aims to improve resource efficiency and environmental performance of businesses and other organizations continuously applies preventive environmental strategies to processes, products and services. The concept aims to increase efficiency and reduce risks to humans and the environment which is part of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) which has emerged on the global development agenda since the 1990s. RECP builds upon cleaner production to accelerate the application of preventive environmental strategies at company level to processes, products and services. Practices and applications of cleaner production have been around for several decades as it has became an important aspect of SCP which has been addressed by academic research and policy efforts since the 1980s and as the preventive approaches in achieving SCP priorities on energy, waste and water as critical sectors; poverty as a cross-cutting issue, in reducing the environmental impact of production, and ultimately consumption.
To promote SCP in the Asia-Pacific, Asia-focused international, non-governmental, non-profit, network institution, a multi-stakeholder dialogue called Asia Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP) was established. This year, 2018, Indonesia will be the host for the 14th APRSCP Conference. The theme of 14th APRSCP is “Investing in Innovation for SCP Implementation in Asia Pacific (towards enabling change for SDGs)” The central message of the conference will be on “how to do things” not “about things” and to look at an integrated implementation on the ground. The key objective is to inspire stakeholders to accelerate change.
One of the tools to create change, is through Resource efficiency. Therefore, this APRSCP Conference is conducted jointly with Indonesia Resource Efficiency Forum and Expo. Further, not only plenary discussions, the Conference also has Roundtable Sessions with important and interesting subjects to be discussed under each different Roundtables.
One of the roundtables is on RECP. In practical terms, RECP entails the continuous application of preventive environmental strategies to processes, products and services in order to increase efficiency and reduce risks to humans and the environment. RECP addresses the three sustainability dimensions individually and synergistically: a) heightened economic performance through improved productive use of resources, b) environmental protection by conserving resources and minimizing industry’s impact on the natural environment, and c) social enhancement by providing jobs and protecting the wellbeing of workers and local communities.
This roundtable will be expected to show how RECP enable changes to foster innovation through policy strategies, financing, and curricula. The discussion on policy needs to discuss whether the policymakers have gained considerable experience about eco-efficiency and cleaner production policies, particularly policies in areas where end-of-the-pipe technologies were available, such as on textile industry, tourism, and in industrial estate. While on financing, the forum will discuss on how finance can support the RECP and identify the possible scheme. In measuring the human resources readiness on RECP, the forum will discuss the RECP curriculum in academic institution.
To share existing RECP Policy Strategies, Financing, Technology and Curricula in Academic Institution to the relevant stakeholders to get valuable input in those 4 topics
- Government of Indonesia (MoEF, MoI, MoT, MoM, MoEMR, LIPI, MoF)
- Business and Private sector
- Business Association
- NGOs (Indonesia Life Cycle Network, Green Building Council Indonesia, Indonesia Institute for Energy Economics Foundation (IIEE)