This waterway rehabilitation project in the People's Republic of China not only restored the quality of water and improved public health, but also created a clean, green space for the community to enjoy.

The People's Republic of China (PRC) has made progress in improving the environmental quality of its cities. Yet more work needs to be done to achieve its ambitious targets for reducing pollution.

Increasing attention is being given to the “livability” of the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) cities as their environment becomes less polluted. An ADB study ranks 33 cities of the PRC according to their environmental livability through a pioneering series of indexes.


In an ADB-supported project, students and local officials join forces in the Philippine island of Palawan to replant mangrove forests and protect their coastal communities from floods, storm surges, and typhoons.

A community of fishermen in the Philippine island of Palawan can now afford to send their children to school thanks to an ADB-supported abalone and seaweed farming initiative that also helps conserve the environment.

Overfishing, pollution, and poverty are threatening the health of Asia’s Coral Triangle, the world's richest concentration of marine biodiversity. The Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI), a partnership of six countries in the region, identifies the key issues that must be addressed to achieve the sustainable management of coastal and marine resources in the area.

An ADB-supported project in the People's Republic of China is helping to convert deadly methane gas from coal mines into clean energy for thousands of people and hundreds of businesses.


The transformation of Asia’s cities into healthier and more livable environments requires a complete rethink of the way urban areas are developed and managed.