EVENT 2022.03.22

APFSD 2022 Official Side Event - Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD) in Asian Countries

APFSD 2022 Official Side Event

“Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD) in Asian Countries”
– For a Just Transition


50 years into the Stockholm meeting, and we are facing planetary crisis of climate change, pollution and waste, nature and biodiversity loss, as well as other planetary ills that are affecting current and future prosperity and wellbeing. An unhealthy planet threatens human health, prosperity, equality and peace – as the world has seen only too clearly in COVID-19. Policy (in)coherence is observed as one of the important roadblocks towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Come and discuss if you think these concerns are ‘Urgent’!! 

The Event will attempt at focusing the following issues

  • How far have the countries in Asia / Global South been able to address the policy coherence in between SDG target 13 and Paris Agreement on climate actions? Case studies from Malaysia, Bangladesh, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal etc.
  • What are the key lessons learned in delivering the policy aspirations at the ground, especially how local people are involved in the process of climate governance and in fiscal decision making from a rights-based perspective?
Date&Time Friday 25 March 2022, 8:00-9:15 am BKK Time @Zoom
Language English 
Register Please register from the link below.


Ajay Jha, Co Chair of MGoS, PAIRVI-India

Deirdre De Burca, Advocacy Coordinator, Forus

Aneta Nikolova, Environmental Affairs Officer, UNESCAP

-(tbc) Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia

-Shaila Shahid, Govt. of Bangladesh

-Wanun Permpibul, Climate Watch Thailand

-Hemantha Withanage, Environment Justice, Sri Lanka

-Urantsooj Gombosuren, CHRD, Mongolia

-Oli Henman, Global Coordinator, A4SD

Moderator: Jyotsna Mohan, ADA


Asia Development Alliance (ADA), Action For Sustainable Development (A4SD), Asia Civil Society Partnership for Sustainable Development (APSD), Forus, Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC), Climate Watch Thailand, Pakistan Development Alliance (PDA), Center for Human Rights and Development (CHRD), Government of Bangladesh, and Government of Malaysia


Asia Development Alliance(ADA)