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UN calls for rethink of economic growth strategies to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia-Pacific

Senior representatives from over 30 Asia-Pacific countries ended a three day United Nations economic committee here today, calling for a rethink of economic growth strategies and policies in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Continue reading

Medium-Term Expenditure Planning for National Sustainable Development

Analysts and budget planning officers from the Cook Islands, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau and Samoa came together in Nadi, Fiji last week to enhance medium-term expenditure planning as a tool for achieving national sustainable development. Continue reading

Asia-Pacific countries strengthen regional cooperation in trade and investment at UN policy forum

Senior government representatives from more than 30 Asia-Pacific countries ended three days of United Nations-sponsored talks in Bangkok this week, calling for strengthened regional cooperation in trade and investment with a special focus on realizing the role of trade and investment in achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Continue reading

IPCC presents climate change findings in Southeast Asia

Experts from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will outline the findings of their Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) and how to limit and adapt to climate change at an IPCC outreach event in Bangkok on Tuesday 18 August. The AR5 found the world has the means to limit global warming and build a more prosperous, sustainable future, including through adaptation to the changing climate. Continue reading

Turning solid waste into resources in the Asia-Pacific

Almost 27 billion tons of waste is expected to be produced globally by 2050 as a result of rapid urbanization and population growth. A major portion of this will be generated by developing economies in the Asia-Pacific region. Continue reading