Climate Change and Transport

Publication | August 2013

Transport is one of the main sectors that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) supports, accounting for nearly 32% of total lending portfolio in the last 4 decades. For 2011 - 2013, the expected annual lending pipeline for transport is $3.4 billion. In the context of climate change, discussions on transport often pertain to greenhouse gas (GHG) contributions and mitigation strategies. Climate change can directly affect transport infrastructure (e.g., roads, bridges, sea ports, wharves, and airports) with significant financial costs and development implications. Adequate attention to these impacts will help ensure that transport investments will deliver their intended immediate and long-term benefits.

This flyer gives an overview of the challenges facing Pacific island countries and shows how inclusive and sustainable transport development is crucial towards the region's growth.