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Featured: Climate Change

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

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

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

 

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Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

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

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

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