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Featured: Climate Change

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.

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

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.

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