Environment, Climate Change, and Disaster Risk Management
In the Spotlight
With more stringent standards for the environment, the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region (or Jing-Jin-Ji, as it is referred to in China) looks to improve air, water and soil quality, and coordinate better pollution control, monitoring and enforcement.
Uncertainty in the global economic outlook threatens to undermine the resolve of countries in Asia to implement urgently needed investments and policies to help put their economies on an environmentally sustainable growth path, says the report by Independent Evaluation at ADB.
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.
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.