COP19: United Nation’s Climate Change Conference

Preparing for the Impacts of Climate Change
ADB is participating in the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to draw attention to the fact that the battle against climate change will be won or lost in Asia and the Pacific, as the region's rapid economic growth creates both challenges and opportunities to become a world leader in promoting green growth. COP 19 is held in Warsaw, Poland, from 11 to 22 November 2013.

MDBs Deliver $27 billion in Climate Change Financing

New report analyzes financial commitments from seven multilateral development banks to support climate change mitigation and adaptation in 2012.

Financing Adaptation and Mitigation

Asia and the Pacific face a monumental challenge in finding the funding needed to prepare for the impacts of climate change

Economics of Climate Change in East Asia

Examining how strategies for adapting to climate change up to 2050 can be combined with measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in East Asia.

The Climate Uncertainty Conundrum

Development project officers struggle to adapt global models of climate change to regional uncertainties.

Asia-Pacific's vulnerability to climate change

One thing is clear: weather-related disasters are increasing in both frequency and intensity.

Risk Financing Is Key to Building Resilience Against Disasters - Study

Disaster losses have risen faster than Asia-Pacific’s economy has expanded, says an ADB report.

Special Evaluation Study on ADB's Response to Natural Disasters and Disaster Risks

Investments in disaster risk management are an essential means to sustain growth.

Intensity of Extreme Weather Events Rising in the Philippines

A review of climate-related disasters in Asia and the Pacific shows that it is the intensity rather than the frequency of climate extremes that is increasing.