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.
Road safety in Sri Lanka has been a continued challenge. Fewer road crashes were expected during the recent pandemic lockdowns and the economic crisis, but this has not happened. Despite limited government resources, there are steps that can be taken to make roads safer.
There are viable solutions for the harmful practice of agricultural burning but they need government and private sector support to scale up.
Policymakers in the Asia and the Pacific have powerful tools available to identify funding gaps, optimize resource allocation, and enhance resilience against the looming fiscal challenges of climate change.
Addressing Asia and the Pacific's urgent need for affordable, green housing is vital for women's resilience and sustainable development. It requires inclusive policies, awareness, gender-sensitive financing, and technology-enhanced access to financing.
These charts illustrate the impact of green nudges on single-use cutlery consumption in the People’s Republic of China and the implications of more widescale use of such nudges.
Asia and the Pacific, accounting for 60% of global CO2 emissions, face the critical task of decoupling economic growth from carbon emissions amid varied economic statuses, from high-income nations to emerging economies, each grappling with unique challenges.
Mongolia’s economy can lead the charge to net-zero and help other countries move from fossil fuels to clean energy if swift action is taken to tap its rare earth deposits.
Integrated road management systems and climate-responsive strategies are key to enhancing road resilience. Policymakers should act now to safeguard road networks against climate challenges.
Innovative financing is needed for nature-based solutions, which protect biodiversity and combat climate change.