Asia-Pacific Region shares lessons for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through public and private investments

The Poverty-Environment Initiative Regional Results and Lessons Learned Workshop: Public and Private Investments for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, was held in Bangkok on 22-23 November 2017. The workshop brought together over 50 participants from governments, development partners, private sector and think tanks from countries in the Asia and Pacific region. 

Since 2008, the joint UNDPUN Environment Poverty-Environment Initiative has worked in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines and Thailand to integrate pro-poor environmental and climate change priorities into core development planning and budgeting processes. 2017 marks the final full year of Poverty-Environment Initiative’s current phase. 

The regional workshop was organized to provide the opportunity for countries to share Initiative results and lessons learned so far and develop innovative ways and partnerships to ensure sustainability of Initiative results for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The  workshop also included sessions on the Belt and Road Initiative, under the common theme of public and private investments for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the region.


Opening Remarks
Session 5 Part 1: Opportunities and Challenges of the Belt and Road Initiative