Innovative financing is needed for nature-based solutions, which protect biodiversity and combat climate change.
The silent invasion by invasive alien species, including plants, invertebrates, vertebrates and microorganisms, is jeopardizing biodiversity and economies on a global scale. We need to take urgent, coordinated action.
Nature's ability to regenerate is dwindling as human demands on it increase. To reverse this trend, we need to incorporate natural capital into economic modeling and policymaking.
There is no time left to debate whether saving our planet is too expensive, or to keep promoting socioeconomic models that are clearly not working.
It’s time to re-examine the actions we take to exterminate the wild animals and plants we need to survive, and start using stronger measures to protect them.
Cleaning the world’s oceans and keeping them clean is a gargantuan task that will involve far-reaching projects backed by innovative forms of financing
Tourism has yet to recover in Asia and the Pacific, but a few green shoots can help us understand how best to heal the sector.
The countries responsible for 88% of global emissions, including large emitters in Asia, have pledged net-zero emissions by 2050, yet current efforts are insufficient. Integrating trade policies with climate initiatives could break the gridlock and bring us closer to this crucial goal.
Embracing a digital transformation in education requires a systematic approach that includes policies and funding, technical infrastructure, and affordable EdTech solutions.
These charts illustrate the need for Pacific countries to expand local livelihood opportunities while balancing between sustaining remittance flows and addressing local labor shortages.
These charts illustrate Asia and the Pacific’s growing role in production and trade, which are key drivers of climate change-related emissions. To reach net zero, Asian countries need to take action immediately.
The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Dubai marked the historic inclusion of health in climate discussions, highlighting the urgent need for resilient health systems amid climate change. Nations are now working to adopt the Climate and Health Declaration, which recognizes the intertwined future of climate change and health.
Improving management of road travel speeds will decrease traffic deaths and injuries in the Asia and the Pacific. Policies focused on enforcement, road design, vehicle technology, and urban planning are needed.
Impacts of climate change including disasters triggered by natural hazards are causing significant economic and social challenges in Asia and the Pacific, with developing countries the hardest hit. There is an urgent need for good fiscal policy to prepare robust adaptation strategies.
Project readiness is a crucial factor for the effective preparation and implementation of infrastructure projects. Developing countries and their partners must enhance project readiness to maximize the impact and sustainability of these investments.