Environment, Climate Change, and Disaster Risk Management
In the Spotlight
This analysis of the economic recovery of households in the Philippines badly affected by typhoon Haiyan explores how microfinance can improve its role before and after such disasters hit.
In 2015, ADB made a total of 121 investments worth $16.3 billion contributing to inclusive economic growth in Asia and the Pacific. The ADB Sustainability Report 2016 also contains performance highlights of ADB's operations and its corporate footprint.
In Nanjing, People's Republic of China, a $240-million project improved the water quality of the Qinhuai River, dredging the water way of sludge, constructing sewage pipelines and pumping stations, and transforming flood-prone villages into scenic wetlands.
Regional cooperation is the best way forward when it comes to mitigating and adapting to climate change.
Environmental sustainability is a prerequisite for economic growth and poverty reduction in Asia and the Pacific. Through financing and knowledge-sharing, ADB is helping the region shift to a green growth path by building sustainable infrastructure, investing in natural capital, strengthening environmental management, and responding to climate change.