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Senior Environment Specialist, Office of Safeguards, Asian Development Bank
Emma has over 20 years experience in the fields of environmental and sustainability assessment. Her current responsibilities include undertaking environmental safeguard compliance reviews for ADB projects, and managing preparation of the ADB Sustainability Report. Prior to ADB she worked in environmental consultancy, where she managed and coordinated environmental impact assessments, strategic environmental assessments and sustainability appraisals of policies, plans, and projects in the energy, water and urban sectors.
Consultations with stakeholders helped create a well-rounded sustainable and consumption action plan with broad support.
Good quality environmental data and statistics are critical to monitoring and evaluating progress toward the SDGs in Mongolia, and developing policies to achieve these goals.
Policy makers need tools and approaches that help them understand and ensure the economic, social, and environmental symbiosis for sustainable development in Mongolia.
Coordination between environment, social and economic targets, and sufficient data to monitor progress, are required to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals in Viet Nam.
Surveyed developing member countries have priorities aligned with the environmental dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals but need to take steps to overcome barriers and achieve their targets.