New economic models sought for sustainable development

The Asian Productivity Organization has called upon global economies to explore and adopt new business models to achieve Green Productivity and long-term business sustainability for a low-carbon future. The APO, having 20-memebr economies, including Bangladesh, made the call referring to the ‘Bangkok Outcome Document’ based on deliberations at the recently held International Asia EnviroEconomics conference. APO released the Bangkok Outcome Document officially on September 9, according to a message received here from Tokyo. APO secretary-general Mari Amano said the Bangkok Outcome Document serves as a blueprint for future actions to ensure a low-carbon, sustainable future, building on progress already made through GP initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere.

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