Energy in the Pacific

Publication | August 2013

In view of the diversity in the climate change-related adaptation and mitigation needs of Pacific countries and the current state of their enabling environments for adaptation, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Pacific Climate Change Program focuses on selected priority sectors including energy. While mitigation is of lower priority in the Pacific region, there is value in investing in greenhouse gas emissions reduction solutions, which simultaneously provide greater energy security and increase the region's economic competitiveness. These solutions include energy conservation and efficiency (supply- and demand-side measures), renewable energy deployment, and alternative and cleaner fuels. Significant clean energy initiatives are currently programmed for ADB's Pacific developing member countries.

This flyer gives an overview of the progress Pacific countries have made with the help of ADB in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency while adapting to the challenges of climate change.