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Climate Change Risk Management to Improve in Tonga with ADB Grant
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Government of Tonga have signed a $23.1 million grant agreement to fund the Climate Resilience Sector Project, which will systematically incorporate climate resilience into national planning processes and strengthen Tonga’s capacity to develop, finance, implement, and monitor pilot investments aimed at climate-proofing infrastructure and improving ecosystem resilience.
Urban Management Can Boost Living Standards and Climate Change Resilience in Pacific - ADB Report
Improved urban management in the Pacific region can boost living standards and resilience to climate change, according to a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
ADB to Help Tonga Manage the Risks from Climate Change
Tonga will use a a $23.1 million grant from ADB to strengthen its capacity to develop, finance, implement, and monitor investments through pilot projects aimed at improving eco-system resilience and climate-proofing infrastructure.
Developing Asia Growth Outlook Steady As Industrial Economies Firm
An improving growth outlook in Japan and the United States paired with stronger-than-expected performance in the People’s Republic of China support a steady growth outlook for developing Asia, says a new ADB report.
Rising Fiscal Challenges in the Pacific in 2014 - ADB
Fiscal pressures are expected to increase in the Pacific in 2014, according to the latest issue of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Pacific Economic Monitor, launched today at the offices of the New Zealand Aid Programme.
Major Report Details Potential Costs of Climate Change in the Pacific - ADB
The economic loss suffered by the Pacific region could range from 2.9% to as high as 12.7% of annual GDP by 2100, according to a new study from ADB.
Pacific Fuel Demand Is High But Alternatives Are in Sight - ADB
The Pacific region’s primary energy demand is projected to more than double from 3.6 million tons of oil equivalent in 2010 to 8.8 tons of oil equivalent in 2035 at an annual rate of 3.7%, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) says in its latest Energy Outlook for Asia and the Pacific, which notes that while these high energy demands present significant challenges, energy efficiency and renewable energy options hold great promise.
Power Swaps Can Help Asia-Pacific Manage Daunting Future Energy Needs - Report
Cross-border power exchanges can play a central role in helping Asia and the Pacific meet its booming demand for power, which is set to sharply outpace the rest of the world’s over the next two decades, says a comprehensive new report from ADB.
Developing Asia Slowing Amid Global Financial Jitters
Softer than expected economic activity in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and India and jitters over the United States (US) quantitative easing (QE) program will weigh on Asia and the Pacific’s growth prospects in the near term, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report.
Asia Must Step Up Governance Reforms to Sustain Growth and Development
Asia and the Pacific's economic gains must be matched by stepped-up efforts on governance so that growth benefits can be more evenly shared and development progress locked in, says a new ADB report.