UN Praises Asia-Pacific for Sustainability, Warns 2030 Goal Far Off

Key findings snapshot:

  • At the midpoint towards the 2030 target year, the Asia-Pacific region has reached only 14.4 per cent progress needed to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Based on current trends, the region will take another 42 years to reach the goalpost.
  • The region will miss 90 per cent of the 118 measurable SDG targets by 2030 unless efforts are multiplied.
  • The strongest progress in the region has been made on affordable and clean energy (Goal 7) and industry, innovation and infrastructure (Goal 9). Climate change (Goal 13),

    however, continues to regress and must be given priority to reverse negative trends.

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