SINGAPORE (Sept 18): Southeast Asia is lagging behind in sustainability efforts despite being most vulnerable to climate change, say experts at the BNP Paribas Sustainable Future Forum on Wednesday.

Rintaro Tamaki, president of the Japan Center for International Finance, believes Asia still has far to go in terms of a region-wide, integrated environmental policy to tackle the threat of climate change. And this is despite the region facing numerous cross-border environmental issues.

At the sidelines of the event, Tamaki tells The Edge Singapore that little attention is being paid to the use of fossil fuels and carbon emissions in the region.

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