Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia- The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) at the 2023 ASEAN Summit encouraged the acceleration of achieving sustainable development goals (SDG’s).
UNESCAP Executive Secretary, Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, said that one of the issues being pushed in sustainable development or SDG’s is efforts to eradicate poverty and overcome the widening gaps in a number of countries as well as gaps between ASEAN countries.
It is necessary to strengthen cooperation between countries to ensure more equitable and sustainable development to strengthen ASEAN’s resilience.
Apart from that, in efforts to accelerate the implementation of SDGs, UNESCAP sees 2 serious challenges faced by Indonesia and ASEAN, namely related to accelerated strategies to eliminate dependence on coal-fired power plants and fossil fuels and efforts to encourage the expansion of clean energy investment.
How does UNESCAP encourage the acceleration of ASEAN’s sustainable development? For complete details, see Safrina Nasution’s dialogue with the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana at Closing Bell,CNBCIndonesia (Friday, 08/09/2023)