Transport in the Asian Century: Live Online Chat

Wed, 13 August 2014, 18:00 - 19:00 GMT. Join ADB's James Leather for a discussion on the role of transport in the Asian Century. Read More

Bus System Greens Up Fast Paced Life in PRC's Lanzhou

A new bus rapid transit system in Lanzhou, People's Republic of China, is helping ease traffic congestion and reduce the city’s carbon footprint. Read More

GMS Economic Corridors Must Yield More Jobs and Investment

Stakeholders from the six Greater Mekong Subregion countries reviewed achievements in the GMS economic corridors over the last 6 years at a forum in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. Read More

ASEAN's Infrastructure Crisis

In a Wall Street Journal article, ADB Vice-President Stephen P. Groff writes that ASEAN governments need to act quickly, before inadequate infrastructure cripples the region's economic potential. Read More

Sustainable Transport for All

Transport is an integral part of most of the activities, goods and services required for supporting and improving people’s lives. ADB assists member countries in developing Asia to building transport infrastructure and services which contribute towards low-carbon, safe, accessible, and affordable transport systems.

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Key Statistics

23%
percentage of world carbon dioxide emissions attributable to the transport sector Source

46%
projected percentage of global emissions accounted for by the transport sector by 2035, becoming the single largest GHG emitting sector Source

5% to 10%
direct contribution of the transport sector to most countries' gross domestic product Source

$20 billion
approved financing for transport in the first year of the Rio+20 Commitment Source

$101 trillion
the investment on transport that Asia and the Pacific must make by 2030 Source