Aban Marker Kabraji
Regional Director, IUCN Asia
Aban Marker Kabraji is Regional Director, IUCN Asia.
The battle for sustainability will be won -- or lost -- in Asia. Although it seems dramatic, the concept is not far-fetched. Our region is perhaps the most dynamic in the world, accounting for 40% of global economic output and two-thirds of global growth. Sixty per cent of the world's population calls Asia home and urban populations are predicted to grow from 1.9 to 3.3 billion in 2050.