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.
Улучшение управления скоростью дорожного движения приведет к снижению смертности и травматизма в результате дорожно-транспортных происшествий в Азиатско-Тихоокеанском регионе. Необходимы меры, ориентированные на обеспечение соблюдения правил, проектирование дорог, транспортные технологии и городское планирование.
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.