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Executive summary

The Asia-Pacific region comprises 58 economies, ranging from developed to least-developed, with a population of 4.3 billion, representing 60 per cent of the world total. Economies of the region produce approximately one third of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) and consume more than half of the global energy supply. In 2014, Asia and the Pacific was responsible for 55 per cent of global emissions from fuel combustion, nearly two thirds of which were from coal. Eighty-three of the world’s top 100 polluted cities, as measured by PM2.5 levels, are found in the region.

Sustainable Development Goals:
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