Building Business Support for City-Led Emissions Targets

Global Policy Brief No. 02

Southeast Asian cities are experiencing profound economic growth and a booming private sector investment. The business sector in Southeast Asia is increasingly aware of the need to embrace low emission development and move away from carbon-intensive consumption as local governments face consequences of rising climate risks, poor air quality and ecosystem collapse.

Businesses can play a strong facilitation role to support local governments in overcoming issues of inter-city collaboration, especially in implementing solutions that transcend jurisdictional boundaries.