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The United Nations Climate Change Conference took place in Warsaw, Poland from 11 to 23 November 2013. It included the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the United Nations (UN) Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 9th session of the COP serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 9).

This paper summarizes the proceedings of the Fifteenth Meeting of the GMS Regional Power Trade Coordinating Committee in Da Nang, Viet Nam, on 16-17 December 2013.

Access to energy decreases poverty and empowers people, but in Asia and the Pacific more than 600 million people have no electricity and about 1.8 billion use wood or charcoal for cooking and heating. Find out what ADB is doing to help.

This paper provides an in-depth analysis on the current state of energy poverty in Asia and the prospects and prescriptions for advancing energy affordability and access.

This study uses a computable general equilibrium model to evaluate major energy policy issues facing Bangladesh.

This book provides an energy outlook for the region up to the year 2035 to help identify policy, social, infrastructure, and technology issues that must be addressed to meet future energy needs of ADB members in Asia and the Pacific.

This report focuses on an assessment of the carbon capture and storage potential in Thailand, Viet Nam, and specific regions of Indonesia (South Sumatra) and the Philippines (CALABARZON).

In this Issue: ADB's Vice-President Visits Pakistan, ADB's Vital Trade Transaction Support Helps Power Pakistan, ADB Provides $99 Million to Improve Smaller Cities in Sindh Province, Guinness Book of World Records: A New Milestone in Planting Mangroves, FATA Rural Development Project Concluded, ADB Invests $73 Million to Rehabilitate Pakpattan Canal and Suleimanki Barrage, Developing Asia Journalism Awards 2013, and Dialogue/Publications.

Water must be recognized as an economic as well as a social good, as water security is crucial to the future of people, communities and nations across Asia and the Pacific region.

ADB's $2 million equity investment in Simpa Networks aims to provide rural households in India with affordable energy using pay-as-you-go solar home systems.