Featured: Climate Change

Plans, policies, projects, and partnerships should deliver concurrently on these imperatives: access to renewables, energy efficiency, and coal phaseout.

Countries can meet goals for climate change and the planned global plastics treaty through investments, technologies, and financing with co-benefits.

A toolkit from the Asian Development Bank provides a step-by-step guide on how to create and implement a national emissions trading system.



Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Demographic changes, such as population aging in East Asia, will affect productivity and competitiveness and shape how innovation is created.

Less developed countries can take advantage of increased talent flows in the region in expanding their “brain network.”

Policies should foster vibrant start-up ecosystems, enabled by foundational technologies, such as cloud computing.