The Asia-Pacific least developed countries (LDCs) have been making remarkable progress towards meeting the criteria for graduation. However, the high level of economic vulnerability to exogenous shocks, particularly those associated with natural disasters and climate change, has repeatedly disrupted the graduation process, leaving doubts on the ability of those countries to sustain their development gains in the long run.
The small island developing States (SIDS) of the Pacific face unique development challenges because of their small size, remoteness from major markets, limited export base and exposure to global environmental challenges. Energy security and diversification of the energy mix have been major drivers for renewable policies and targets in the Pacific islands. This policy brief focuses on the targets for electricity generation from renewables set by Pacific SIDS and discusses the key policy considerations and challenges related to those targets.
This is the list of participants for the High Level Consultation Inception Meeting on Implementation of the Regional Drought Mechanism in Cambodia held from 4 Feb 2016 to 5 Feb 2016 at PhnomPenh, Cambodia.
This is a Statement by Honourable Minister Lyonpo Lekey Dorji, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan, at the Regional Workshop on Opportunities and Challenges in Using Evidence-based Trade Policy for the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals, 15 June 2016, Hotel Namgay Heritage, Thimphu.