Innovation for climate action and inclusivity
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Despite efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change, Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 on Climate Action has seen an overall regression in progress in Asia and the Pacific. A 2023 ESCAP ..read more
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First and Last Mile Access to Public Transport: Safe and Inclusive Mobility Solutions for Asian Cities
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In the Asia-Pacific region, due to urban sprawl and transport infrastructure characteristics, the distance from a location to a public transport node is often longer than the 500m mark to ..read more
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Integration of urban public transport systems: Emerging trends
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As cities in Asia and the Pacific continue to expand, the demand for transport services to accommodate commuters is increasingly challenging. Integration of public transport systems has emerged as a ..read more
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Measuring adult mortality: All deaths count even if they are not counted
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Sustainable Development Goal 3 focuses on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages. Age-specific mortality estimates are needed to measure many of those targets, but adult ..read more
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the face of climate change, poverty and hunger in the Asia-Pacific region
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The unique challenges posed to the Asia-Pacific region in the face of climate change, poverty and hunger are well known. The region plays a significant role in climate action as both the largest ..read more
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Accelerating sustainability reporting in Asia and the Pacific
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This year sees a rise in mandatory Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) reporting regulations and requirements, extending to not just listed companies but also non-listed smaller companies. KPMG ..read more
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How civil registration is shaping the world’s largest election year
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Over four billion people will take to the polls in 2024 as 76 countries are set to hold elections.    In Asia, this includes populous countries such as Bangladesh, India, Indonesia ..read more
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Enabling partnership for Asian and Pacific small island developing States
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Stories of growing vulnerability make regular headlines across all Asian and Pacific small island developing States (SIDS). With tens of thousands of people displaced every year due to climate and ..read more
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Maternity benefits: A critical tool to ensure mothers and their newborns are free from poverty
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Maternity protection is a human right enshrined in Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Income security for newborn mothers ensures their mental and physical wellbeing and ..read more
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Resilience dividends: breaking the nexus poverty, inequality and climate risk
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The ESCAP Asia-Pacific SDG Progress Report 2024 flagged the region’s regression on SDG 13, climate action. To reverse this trend, it is imperative that both mitigation and adaptation go hand in hand ..read more
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