Industrialization is a primary driver of economic growth and job creation, and will be pivotal in efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, says UN secretary general António Guterres.
Many countries have ended deforestation domestically, only to import it from other countries through lax regulation. Now six Asian countries vow to prevent timber harvested illegally from finding its way into their domestic markets.
As much as one-third of the wood exports from the South Pacific nation in recent years was produced by clear-cutting rainforest concessions granted to logging companies while violating the rights of local communities, a new report found.
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While Asia's labour market has shifted dramatically in recent years with more workers having better paying and more productive jobs, the region's job challenge is far from over. Trade and technology can help, says ADB's Ingrid van Wees.
Biofuels are becoming big policy and big business as countries around the world look to decrease petroleum dependence, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transportation sector, and support agricultural ...