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Environmental Performance in Asia: Overview, Drivers, and Policy Implications

Publication | August 2019
Environmental Performance in Asia: Overview, Drivers, and Policy Implications

Countries in Asia would benefit from a scientific approach to policy design that improves the quality of environmental governance, in addition to the continuous commitment of resources.

As accompaniments to fast-growing economies, the effects of environmental degradation such as deteriorating water quality, land deforestation and pollution, and frequent atmospheric haze are gaining increasing attention from both policy makers and the public across countries in Asia. We give an overview on environmental performance, disentangle its drivers, and finally advance preliminary policy recommendations for more effective environmental governance in the region.

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