THE United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched its new Asia-Pacific Human Development report.
The report titled One Planet to Share: Sustaining Human Progress in a Changing Climate addresses climate change issues in Asia and the Pacific and also contributes towards the world leaders meeting in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil next week.
Launching the report in Apia, Samoa, Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi said the people were now required to do what had not been done before and to sustain growth that was inclusive and lift people out of poverty in a time of profound climate change.
"It is in the interest of the region to address climate change," Mr Malielegaoi said.
He said the actions to address climate change meant better health, cleaner air, less pollution, a healthier natural environment and pleasant surroundings which improve the quality of life and save costs.