World energy demand is forecast to increase 36% through 2035. The Asia and Pacific region faces a new economic reality, a development context that is increasingly influenced by resource constraints and growing risks. In recent years, convergent economic and environmental challenges have had dramatic impacts on millions of people, threatening continued progress toward reduction of poverty and hunger.
The global market for green goods and services is vast and growing fast, offering countries the dual benefit of prosperity and job creation. To take advantage of these opportunities, long-term solutions require policy initiatives to transform economies, building on already important initiatives in many countries.