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ADB is a key supporter of many of the issues underpinning the Rio+20 conference, including the development of the Sustainable Development Goals; the encouragement of green growth, energy access, sustainable infrastructure; the promotion of green cities; and the preservation of Asia's critical ecosystems.

One theme of Rio+20 is the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. Green growth can be seen as a way to pursue economic growth and development while preventing environmental degradation, and a means to achieve a green economy.

Resident Director General Alessandro Pio of ADB's North America Representative Office joins UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at a bike ride in New York City promoting Rio+20.

Investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy provides a win-win solution to developing countries that need to balance economic and environmental priorities.

The Rio+20 Conference will take place in June to mark the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. Here are 12 things to know about sustainable development.

A poorly lit four-lane tunnel that crosses one of Metro Manila’s key thoroughfares has been illuminated using solar technology and a public-private partnership supported by ADB. The sub-standard lights of the Boni Tunnel, which intersects EDSA, were replaced with solar-powered light emitting diodes or LEDs.

As part of ADB's ongoing mission to promote solar investment across the region, experts and investors have gathered in Jodhpur, Rajasthan for the 4th Asia Solar Energy Forum to explore the latest trends and issues.

ADB's pilot wind power project brings inclusive and sustainable growth in poor rural areas suffering from acute energy shortage.

Economic growth that is environmentally sustainable can eliminate poverty.

The energy sector plays a vital role in Viet Nam's efforts to decrease poverty and spread the benefits of economic growth.