Climate Change: Finding Solutions

Countries in Asia and the Pacific need help in their efforts to slow climate change and adapt to its impacts. This includes grants and low-interest loans, as well as partnerships that mobilize money from governments, organizations and private companies. Read More

Live Online Chat: Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level

On World Environment Day 2014, we looked at how climate change is affecting vulnerable coastal communities across Asia and the Pacific and what can be done to mitigate its impact. Read More

ADB and partners help rebuild Ha’apai after Cyclone Ian

ADB and New Zealand are helping the Government of Tonga reconstruct and climate and disaster-proof the electricity network and school facilities that were damaged by Cyclone Ian in January 2014. Read More

Climate Change: Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level

On World Environment Day 2014, we look at how people from small island states and coastal communities across Asia and the Pacific are bravely struggling to adapt to climate change. View Photo Essay

Overview

Meeting global demand for energy and natural resources is destabilizing our climate, and threatening the development and security of Asia and the Pacific. The poor are particularly vulnerable to these changes and are already suffering from rising sea levels and increasingly devastating storms, droughts, and floods. Combined with other strains on the environment, these forces could reverse hard-won development gains.

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Fast Facts

7 out of 10
nations at greatest risk to climate change and natural disasters are in Asia and the Pacific Source

$19.9 trillion
total investments needed to deploy advanced energy-efficient technologies and low-carbon-emitting power generation in Asia and the Pacific Source

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