Invest in the Future Economy to Sustain Growth

Invest in the Future Economy to Sustain Growth

25 Apr 2012
Realizing the opportunities presented by climate change requires Asia and the Pacific to invest in innovation - especially as relates to energy. Delivering a lecture on "Rio+20: Implications for energy access and sustainable development in Asia", ESCAP Executive Secretary, Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, urged Asian countries to stimulate growth through research and development, technology transfers and the green economy. The lecture, organized by the Energy Market Authority of Singapore, was part of ESCAP's preparatory work for the United Nations Rio+20 conference to be held in Brazil in June.