REGISTRATION: APEC’s Rebecca Sta Maria on Rebuilding Supply Chains
Registration is open for an ADBI Featured Speaker Webinar with Rebecca Sta Maria, Executive Director of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat, who will discuss imperatives for rebuilding supply chains affected by the COVID-19 crisis and rising global instability. Sta Maria, the first woman to lead the APEC Secretariat and former Malaysia chief negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, will describe the APEC region’s trade and supply chain outlook. She will also detail APEC member economies’ policy priorities during Thailand’s host year that will culminate with the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting on 18-19 November in Bangkok and set the stage for the United States’ role as APEC 2023 host.
ADBI-ADB Spotlight Innovative Financing Solutions for Net Zero Emissions Transition in Asia
Researchers and monetary policy officials explored mechanisms to incentivize the mobilization of private sector investment for climate change adaptation and mitigation during an ADBI-ADB workshop on 20-21 September. They discussed the risk-sharing implications of blended finance arrangements, carbon offset project financing, and transition-related criteria for shifting investment portfolios to net zero emissions. They also highlighted the importance of building green micro- and macroprudential policy frameworks that encourage firms to include environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investments in their portfolios, while also safeguarding financial stability.
ADBI Expert Details Blueprint for Promoting Green Building Investment, Emissions Reduction
ADBI’s Dina Azhgaliyeva described strategies for boosting green building financing vital to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction and energy security during the hybrid 2nd ASEAN International Conference on Energy and Environment on 15 September. She explained how green bonds and green Islamic bonds can attract investment to transform the sector, which currently emits a third of global GHGs. She also highlighted policies to reduce the cost of labeling bonds ‘green’ and establish credible standards to promote bond issuance and green building growth to support nationally determined contributions for reducing carbon emissions under the Paris climate agreement.
ADBI Announces 25th Anniversary Essay Contest Winners
Daisy Singh of the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur has been named the top winner of ADBI’s 25th anniversary essay contest for her piece on sustainable urban development in India. Shujie Liang of the University of Sydney was named the second-place winner for her essay on water sustainability while Hazwan Haini of Universiti Brunei Darussalam earned third place honors for his work on the role of public-private partnerships, education, and digitalization in narrowing income inequality. The winners were selected from 141 entries by authors 32 years old or under on socioeconomic challenges that will greatly impact Asia over the next decade and should be prioritized by think tanks. The winning essays will appear in ADBI's Asia Pathways blog. The authors will be recognized during the ADBI 25th Anniversary Celebration on 1 December.
- Land value capture mechanism provides opportunity for sustainable urbanization in developing Asia
- Servitization of digital technologies to advance health inclusion in developing countries
- Prioritizing the fight against cancer in Asia in a post-COVID-19 world
- What can the quality of institutions tell us about macrofinancial resilience in Asia?
- Ocean governance and blue finance for revitalizing the blue economy
- Global survey points to progress on financial inclusion but stubborn gender gaps in Asia
Policy Messages for Planning and Implementing High-Speed Rail in Asia
High-speed rail’s capacity to accelerate regional development is driven by the non-linear, dynamic, technical, and social interactions in a high-speed rail system.
Informal Services in Asian Cities: Lessons for Urban Planning and Management from the COVID-19 Pandemic
People in the urban informal sector have suffered disproportionately during the COVID-19 pandemic and face a highly uncertain future.
- Finance Solutions for Achieving City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation
- Policy Messages for Planning and Implementing High-Speed Rail in Asia
- ADBI Supports G20 Recovery Policy Development as Global Challenges Mount
- Informal Services in Asian Cities: Lessons for Urban Planning and Management from the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Johns Hopkins University’s Cinnamon Dornsife on ADBI’s 25th Anniversary
- India Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on ADBI’s 25th Anniversary
- Elcano Royal Institute’s Enrique Feás on ADBI’s 25th Anniversary
- How 2022 G20 president and 2023 ASEAN chair Indonesia could shape energy transition cooperation
- What Asia tells us about government’s role in fueling private renewable energy investment
- How the G20’s succession of developing country presidencies could help re-shape the global economy
- T7 and its support for G7-Global South cooperation explained
- Central bank governor & finance secretary-designate on sustaining the Philippines' recovery momentum
- Overturning common assumptions about the burden of population aging