Leveraging the Sustainable Development Goals to Enhance Environmental Sustainability in Asia and the Pacific
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This brief emphasizes that Asia and the Pacific is at a crossroads in its efforts to forge a sustainable future and urges policy action to put the region on track to achieve the environmental dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals.
An ADB stocktake highlights that weak governance and a lack of incentives and finance are among the factors holding back the region’s progress on environmental sustainability. The authors urge decision-makers to prioritize investments that privilege the environment and to apply integrated development approaches, systems thinking, and a circular economy model in sector planning.