The 14th five-year economic Plan presents a unique opportunity to transition toward high-quality development by addressing the social and environmental challenges that have emerged after decades of rapid growth.
For maximum impact in the effort to clean the world’s oceans, we need to reduce the use of plastic, improve waste management and build capacity for large-scale clean up.
Gender equality needs to be at the forefront to make environmental policies more effective and to speed the full recovery from COVID-19.
Countries in Asia and the Pacific region depend on natural resources for jobs, livelihood, health and well-being. We need to protect these valuable resources as we emerge from the pandemic.
To ensure that we have an economic recovery that benefits people and the planet, we should scale up investments in businesses that provide environmental benefits.
Lost or discarded fishing gear has become a growing menace in our oceans, killing sea life and contributing to plastic pollution that threatens humans as well.
Solutions that include both urban and rural environments, and the connections between the two, are needed to improve river health in Asia and the Pacific.