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The People's Republic of China should continue to promote its various payment mechanisms for ecological services and encourage more private sector funding for environmental protection, says a joint publication launched today by ADB and the PRC's National Development and Reform Commission.

ADB is supporting the governments of Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic and Viet Nam in a community-driven initiative to conserve more than 1.9 million hectares of threatened forest land, home to over 170,000 mostly poor, ethnic minority people.

Asia and the Pacific must work harder to address air pollution alongside broader efforts to counter climate change, and a new Clean Air Scorecard developed by ADB will help the region do that.

India's Assam state will receive ADB assistance to combat flooding and erosion, which regularly cause large economic losses and social upheaval in one of the country's poorest regions.

Finding solutions to Asia's water crisis will be the focus of an international water conference in Manila starting today.

ADB is helping India protect its coastline affected by severe erosion.

ADB is supporting a key urban environmental initiative in Wuhan municipality in the People's Republic of China that could be a model for sustainable management of wastewater sludge in the country.

ADB has addressed a range of challenging issues involved in an ADB-funded irrigation project in Pakistan, and compliance requirements have now been met, the independent Compliance Review Panel says.

ADB has made a positive impact on the lives of the poor in the Asia and Pacific region, and is considered a trusted development partner by its member countries, says a new independent perceptions survey commissioned by the organization.

ADB and the Agence Francaise de Developpement have pledged to continue working closely together and jointly mobilize their resources to promote sustainable growth, fight poverty, and protect the environment in the Asia and Pacific region.