Green recovery. Social protection. Smart containment. Decarbonisation. Putting progress in climate action at par with measuring GDP. Creative capacity.
These phrases have been running through conversations these days around changing Southeast Asia’s template for development in the post-Covid era. While answer to when, and if, the post-Covid era will come remains uncertain, it is clear that sustainability is back in centre stage — no longer as the hip slogan of the 90s — but as a survival need.