With some 2.6 billion people under energy poverty, UN nuclear energy agency chief Yukiya Amano said deploying nuclear technology to developing countries can help ensure reliable energy supplies while curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
Rebecca Walker Chan –
From ending poverty and hunger to responding to climate change and sustaining our natural resources, food, and agriculture. agribusinesses can make a major contribution towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Southeast Asia.
Selim Jahan –
To make poverty history, it's time for a fundamental rethink of development should look like, says human development expert Selim Jahan. This means paying more attention to the less palpable features of progress.
Shamshad Akhtar –
Economic growth alone will not suffice if the Asia Pacific region is to thrive. UNESCAP's Dr Shamshad Akhtar explains how inequality and environmental degradation compromise the quality of growth, and why governance matters.
Establishing a functioning political system, without the transparency and accountability that ensure good governance, is not enough to protect the well-being of citizens. ADB's Jong Woo Kang explains why.
Developing countries stand in the frontlines of climate impacts, yet in a meeting that seeks to approve US$855 million in climate finance, not one least developing country is given the chance to lead in proposing where the dollar goes.
It is vital that the Green Climate Fund's board and its implementing agencies accelerate progress to deliver much-needed climate change adaptation and resilience projects for the world's poor, says CARE International's Sven Harmeling.