Bindu N. Lohani

Biography

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Bindu N. Lohani is Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development.

Mr. Lohani is responsible for ADB’s Economics and Research Department (Office of the Chief Economist), Office of Regional Economic Integration, Regional and Sustainable Development Department (RSDD), and the Office of Information Systems and Technology.

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News Releases

Climate change will slash up to 9% off the South Asian economy every year by the end of this century if the world continues on its current fossil-fuel intensive path. The human and financial toll could be even higher if the damage from floods, droughts, and other extreme weather events is included.

Low-lying Bangladesh is at the front line of at-risk countries from climate change and could suffer annual losses of up to 9% of its economy by the end of this century, says a new ADB climate and economics report for South Asia.

India, one of the largest agrarian economies in the world, is deeply at risk from climate change, and could see economic losses of up to 8.7% of its gross domestic product (GDP) by 2100 if the world fails to respond to a host of climate threats, says a new ADB climate and economics report for South Asia.

Speeches

Special Address by ADB Vice President Bindu Lohani at the Book Launch of "Assessing the Costs of Climate Change and Adaptation in South Asia" on 19 August 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Opening statement by ADB Vice President Bindu Lohani at the Sixth GMS Economic Corridors Forum (ECF-6), Ha Noi, Viet Nam, on 8 August 2014

Opening remarks by ADB Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development Bindu N. Lohani at the 9th Asia Clean Energy Forum on 18 June 2014 in Manila, Philippines