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Food Inflation and Nutrition Security in Developing Asia during COVID-19

The pandemic is making the goal of eradicating hunger in the region even more challenging. What factors are affecting access to healthy and nutritious food?

ETM has the Potential to be the Largest Carbon Reduction Model in the World

ADB is piloting a study into the Energy Transition Mechanism (ETM), which aims to accelerate the retirement of coal-fired power stations and unlock new investments in clean, renewable energy to replace them. ETM will be a win for the climate, a win for local communities, and a win for developing economies. It will significantly shorten the life of legacy coal-fired power plants and unlock new investments in sustainable and renewable energy.

Accelerate climate action

Countries participating in ETM will be able to reach more ambitious emissions targets than under their current commitments.

Reduce energy costs

Speeding up the retirement of coal-fired electricity will increase the demand for clean energy by 2-3 times, lowering overall energy costs in the long run.

Drive investment

ETM will help unlock or “crowd in” investment in cost-effective renewable generation and support and enable clean technologies, such as smart grids, hydrogen, and electric vehicles.

Provide a scalable model

ETM has the potential to be scaled up to other parts of Asia and the Pacific, as well as Latin America and Africa, which could drive significant reductions in global emissions.


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Food Inflation and Food and Nutrition Security Situation in Developing Asia During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The changes in food inflation from 2019 to 2020 of Asia and the Pacific economies in which nearly all economies with available data showed positive food CPI growth. During this period, food inflation increased in 29 of the 41 reporting economies, of which 17 posted food inflation of 5% or higher. The largest increases in food price inflation were observed mostly in lower-middle income economies such as Pakistan (11.3 percentage points), Sri Lanka (10.6 percentage points), the Kyrgyz Republic (10.3 percentage points), and Bhutan (7.8 percentage points). Trends in nonfood price inflation in 2020 were mixed and ranged from as low as –10.3% to as high as 18.6% by economy.

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Information on the policy measures and the funding sources that ADB members have undertaken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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