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Watch: Achieving sustainable development

Vinod Thomas, Director General at ADB, shares his views and insights on how to achieve sustainable development.

Key takeaways:

  1. Going forward it won't be possible to raise growth and reduce poverty without attending to sustainability
  2. 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
  3. Communication needs to be one that conveys irreversibility other types of changes we're dealing with here and bring in a sense of urgency 

Sustainable Asia Leadership Program Vinod Thomas 10 September 2012