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Asia Week: Sustainable Asia
December 7, 2020-December 11, 2020
The cancelled ASIANET conference goes online and becomes Asia Week: five days of digital talks and panels, all on the challenges of sustainability in Asia.
Which obstacles exist to achieving effective environmental and climate regime in Asia? How is the energy challenge linked to broader political-economic churnings and international tensions? What are the impacts and drivers for Asian consumption booms? How can Asian perspectives on sustainability contribute to sustainable development globally?
Asia has for a long time been the most important growth region in the world. Rapid economic growth and urbanisation have intertwined with increased access to education and better health care to reduce abject poverty and enhance upwards social mobility for new segments of the population. It has also created new consumer cultures and habits, and new demands for products, services and energy that increase at astounding rates. Yet while almost all of the world’s most polluted cities are located in Asia, the discourse of a ‘green transition’ is important to most Asian governments. And we know for certain that East Asia will play a key role in advancing the technological shifts required to move towards sustainability, both in Asia and globally.
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