This publication summarizes discussions and information shared during a Knowledge-Sharing Workshop on Strengthening the Environment Dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific. The workshop is an output of a technical assistance project, Supporting the Implementation of Environment-Related SDGs in Asia and the Pacific, to help policy makers integrate SDGs 12, 14, and 15—and select targets that are environment-related—into development plans, policies, and programs.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their 169 targets are designed as an indivisible and integrated framework for action. In line with these principles, countries are expected to integrate the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of the SDGs into their development processes.
The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a new long-term corporate strategy, Strategy 2030, that sets out the institution’s broad vision and strategic response to the evolving needs of Asia and the Pacific.
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is providing a $12 million grant as additional financing to the ongoing Cook Islands Renewable Energy Sector Project, which will help the country transition to a renewable energy future.
Recent regional climate change projections have consequences for human systems, particularly for developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.