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Report Launch | The 2024 Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership Thematic Report: People and Planet: Addressing the Interlinked Challenges of Climate Change, Poverty and Hunger in Asia and the Pacific

Feb 20
Bangkok, Thailand


Against the backdrop of compounding crises such as climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent cost-of-living crisis, the 2024 SDG Partnership Report delves into the multifaceted relationship between climate change, poverty and hunger. Building on the insights from the 2023 SDG Partnership Report ‘Delivering on the SDGs through Solutions at the Energy, Food and Finance Nexus’, the 2024 SDG Partnership Report examines how overlapping, interconnected crises and the multiplier effect of the climate crisis, exacerbate inequalities across many dimensions beyond income, increasing the vulnerability of individuals to threats such as food insecurity, malnutrition, hunger and enduring poverty. Cognisant of the need for nexus thinking, the Report highlights synergistic good practices and solutions within the context of climate action, poverty reduction and hunger to encourage their upscaling and replication throughout the region. The Report also identifies actionable policy recommendations to leverage opportunities to advance the SDGs.


The event will bring together a diverse panel of leaders in Asia and the Pacific to reflect on the insights from the annual ESCAP-ADB-UNDP Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership Report and consider how the SDGs can help us navigate these challenging times to ensure no one is left behind.

Target Participants

Policy makers in Asia and the Pacific; private sector investors; researchers in academia and think tanks; members of the international development community; ADB Board, Management, and staff.

Resource Speakers


Ms. Sandy Hanutsaha
Radio and TV Presenter


Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
Executive Secretary of ESCAP

Mr. Esrom Yosef Immanuel
Assistant Minister for Finance, Strategic Planning,
National Development and Statistics, Fiji

Mr. Woochong Um
Managing Director General
Asian Development Bank

Ms. Kanni Wignaraja
United Nations Assistant Secretary General and
UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific

Mr. Albert Salamanca
Senior Research Fellow,
Stockholm Environment Institute

How to Register

In person: by invitation
Open to public viewing via YouTube livestream


This is a free event.

Event Organizers / Partners

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)