Register Now | 2022 Asia-Pacific Sustainability and Circular Economy Leadership Course


The Asia-Pacific Leadership Programme on Environment for Sustainable Development (APLP) is an annual flagship programme co-hosted by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Tongji University since 2004, aiming to build capacity for emerging leaders from the Asia Pacific region on holistic sustainability thinking and evidence-based approaches for effective action. The Leadership Programme supports the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the 2030 Agenda – Goal 4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunity for all, and other goals reflected in each year’s theme.

Over 400 emerging leaders from 45 countries and organizations have benefited from this annual leadership program at IESD, of which more than 30 countries are from the Asia-Pacific. The leadership program has also attracted participants from other regions, such as North America, Africa, and Europe, who are keen to learn more about the dynamic Asia Pacific region, and formed a global APLP alumni network.

At the 20th anniversary of IESD, 2022 APLP Asia-Pacific Sustainability and Circular Economy Leadership Course will focus on circular economy, business innovation, and sustainable urban planning, as well as water-energy-food nexus. With an instructor team from UN agencies, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, SystainabilityAsia and Tongji University, the course offers four modules on the foundations of, and relationship that exist between sustainability, sustainable development, and circular economy., from the four dimensions of economic, social, environmental, and cultural refinement sustainable development goals, And the Pyramid Sustainability model is used to interpret sustainable development leadership.

   Agenda (Online)

 28 Oct. 2022, Module 1: Sustainability and Principles of Circular Economy

 29 Oct. 2022, Module 2: Circular Economy and Business Innovation

 04 Nov.2022, Module 3: The Circular City of the Future

 05 Nov.2022, Module 4: Circular City Synthesis Exercise Saturday

   LANGUAGE: English



  Individuals working in government, private sector, non-governmental organizations, and academia in the Asia-Pacific region;

  Interested to obtain a deeper understanding of the nexus between sustainability and circular economy and the tools and methods available for applying to both an organizational business and an urban city context.



                                  Apply before 15 October 2022

                                  Click the link or scan the QR code below to complete the registration form.


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      Attachment:Final Flyer with agenda Tongji Circular Economy.pdf