This document provides a comprehensive introduction to developing policy for sustainable consumption and production (SCP), designed specifically for the Asia-Pacific region. Part A of the manual provides an introduction to SCP and the policy cycle, reviewing various policy tools and instruments available to policy makers. The rapidly growing consumption and production trends in Asia and the Pacific are examined, highlighting the urgent need for a transition towards SCP. Part B focuses on specific policy opportunities for cleaner adn safer production, sustainable lifestyles, sustainable cities, sustainable public procurement and sustainable tourism, showcasing a number of inspiring and successful SCP policies and initiatives from across the region. This manual highlights opportunities in Asia and the Pacific for the transition towards SCP, a key element for achieving sustainable development.