Facts and Figures

  • In 2012, 53 projects totaling more than $6.2 billion had environmental sustainability as a theme, representing 51% in total financing and 46% in number of projects. The number of projects with environmental sustainability as a theme approved in 2012 pushed up the proportion of these projects to 45% from 2010 to 2012, exceeding ADB's 3-year rolling average target of 25% from 2010 to 2012.
  • A total of $2.3 billion invested in clean energy to provide 1,250 MW of renewable energy generation capacity, save 871TWh of electricity per year and 72,000 TJ of fuel per year and reduce annual GHGs emissions by 16 million tons CO2 equivalent.
  • Expanded climate change adaptation assistance by $291 million to implement projects in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Tajikistan, Tonga, and the Pacific regionally—all under the CIF Pilot Program for Climate Resilience.
  • ADB is scaling up operations to reduce GHG gas emissions through more sustainable modes of transport. In 2012, ADB approved 19 investment and technical assistance projects in the rail, urban transport and inland waterway subsectors (including nonmotorized and public transport) amounting to $1.067 billion.
  • ADB supports critical ecosystems in the region through the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Core Environment Program and Biodiversity Corridors Initiative, Coral Triangle Initiative, and the Heart of Borneo Initiative.
  • Under its Safeguard Policy Statement, ADB is supporting the strengthening and effective application of country safeguard systems in developing member countries (DMCs) with a focus on the capacity development of borrowers and clients.