Now is the time to take advantage of the clean air being experienced in many cities across Asia. We must not support a “quick and dirty” post-COVID-19 recovery plan that returns pollution to the region’s skies.
To reduce air pollution, national and city government policy makers, their development partners, academe, and the private sector need to work with young people.
In cities across Asia, air pollution levels are reaching alarming levels. There are workable solutions to cleaning up the air of the region’s urban areas but it will require resolve and innovation.
There is room for improvement on integrating the environmental aspects of the SDGs with national development processes.
This year’s Sustainability Report highlights the integration of sustainability into ADB investments and organizational activities in 2015.