The Asia-Pacific region is not on track to achieve sustainable development by 2030 if the world continues its business-as-usual pathway, according to a new survey by the United Nations.

The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) 2020 survey, released Wednesday, showed that high economic growth in the Asia-Pacific has been accompanied by growing income inequality.

It said decades of high economic growth in the region have transformed its socioeconomic landscape, but economic prosperity has come at massive social and environmental costs.

The conventional economic growth-centric model has led to persistent inequality, with the top 10%

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