23 Oct 2012
Watch: Achieving sustainable development
Vinod Thomas, Director General at ADB, shares his views and insights on how to achieve sustainable development.
- Going forward it won't be possible to raise growth and reduce poverty without attending to sustainability
- It is very important to listen to the various stakeholders because there are conflicts and there are tensions, short term versus long-term one group versus the other
- Communication needs to be one that conveys irreversibility other types of changes we're dealing with here and bring in a sense of urgency