Asia And Pacific Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020

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A Sustainable Development Report for the Asia and Pacific region tracking developments made by various countries in these regions to achieve the 2030 SDG targets was published by the UNESCAP with its headquarters at Bangkok, Thailand.

Asia And Pacific Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020
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Findings of the Asia And Pacific Sustainable Development Goals Report

Positives

  • According to the report the nations in the region have made positive progress towards SDG targets related to economic growth with more than 18 countries showing less income equality.
  • The report shows that the Real GDP per capita growth in the region was more than double the world average in 2017.

Negatives

  • The Asia-pacific region is unlikely to achieve any of the 17 SDG by the deadline of 2030 without accelerated and concerted efforts from all the stakeholders.
  • The region contributes to almost half of the world’s total greenhouse gas emission still around 35 % of the countries in the region continue to maintain a low forest cover in their respectives countries.
  • The share Asia-Pacific region in the production of renewable energy has dropped to 16%.
  •  Two SDG parameters which requires urgent attention by countries of Asia-Pacific region in order to meet its target are:
  • Climate Action 
  • Responsible Consumption and production.

Recommendations

  • The countries in the Asia-Pacific region need to speed up their efforts on all 17 points for achieving the sustainable development goals before things get out of control.
  • The region needs to improve the management of chemicals and wastes, its efficiency in facing natural disasters, and framing better integrated policies to fight and adapt to the harsh impacts of climate change on mankind.

Sustainable Development Goals

  • SDGs were developed in coordination with various developed and developing countries and the UN, including the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
  • There are 17 SDGs which require urgent integrated action by all countries around the world to end poverty, improve health and education, reduce inequality, and increase economic growth, at the same time adapting to the changes of climate change and preserving the ecosystem by which we are surrounded.
  • The 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development Goals was adopted by all the member states of the UN in 2015.

The Sustainable Development Goals are:

  1.  No Poverty
  2. Zero Hunger
  3. Good Health and Well-being
  4. Quality Education
  5. Gender Equality
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
  9.   Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  10. Reducing Inequality
  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  13. Climate Action
  14. Life Below Water
  15. Life On Land
  16. Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
  17. Partnerships for the Goals

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