Briefing paper

Climate Justice and Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development: Lessons from the Asia-Pacific Region

A summary and key findings from this report analysing Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD) in the Asia-Pacific region
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    27 March 2023

About the study

Dr Anh Vu, Research Director at NatCen International, contributed to this recently published report analysing Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD) in the Asia-Pacific region. A summary of the key findings and a link to the full report can be found below.

This report was coordinated by the Asia Development Alliance, Forus, and Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC).

Summary and key findings 

This research analysed climate action and progress on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD) in 17 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. PCSD is a policy tool for integrating the environmental, social, economic and governance dimensions of sustainable development across all areas of policy making. Overall, the study finds a very basic level of policy coherence between climate action and the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in many Asian-Pacific countries.

The report presents findings from a rapid assessment of climate action in specific countries in the region. The analysis was made from the perspective of four key dimensions of the SDG indicator 17.14.1. These are (i) political commitment and leadership, (ii) institutional structure, (iii) policy integration and conflict, and (iv) people’s participation. 

The report establishes the need for greater policy coherence between climate actions and sustainable development goals (SDGs) and offers recommendations for how this can be improved across national, regional and global levels.

Click here to read the full report.

About the Asia Development Alliance

A groundbreaking regional network, the Asia Development Alliance (ADA), empowers civil society and is a catalyst for social change. It brings together 30 national CSO platforms representing over 10,000 organisations from South, South East, North East and Central Asia.

About Forus

Forus is a global network working on civic space, Global Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development, financing for sustainable development.

About Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC)

JANIC is a network of civil society organsations (CSOs) promoting to solve global issues.