Accelerating implementation of Asian commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement was the focus of a workshop at ADBI in Tokyo on 2-4 October 2019. Co-organized with ADB, the Rocky Mountain Institute, and Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, the workshop evaluated the role of national financial institutions in advancing such commitments, or nationally determined contributions (NDCs), through the development of climate investment plans. Emphasis was on strengthening coordination between policy makers and the private sector to identify country-level climate priorities, mobilize project financing, and track outcomes against NDC targets.
Mayors, policy experts, and business representatives exchanged views and lessons learned on smart city development during the Asia Smart City Conference in Yokohama, Japan from 8-11 October 2019, co-organized by ADBI, ADB, the Tokyo Development Learning Center of the World Bank, and Yokohama City. Together they examined policy solutions for addressing areas such as urban management and planning and high-quality infrastructure. The discussions focused on creating business opportunities in the changing marketplace and the role of knowledge hubs in promoting business matching that supports sustainable city growth, in-line with the Sustainable Development Goals.
Policy makers and experts examined the region’s changing energy security dynamics during the Pacific Energy Summit at ADBI in Tokyo on 10 October, co-organized with the National Bureau of Asian Research. ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino, Asian Development Bank’s Southeast Asia Department Deputy Director General F. Cleo Kawawaki, and others addressed Asia’s surging energy demand, clean energy transition, and policy imperatives within the sector amidst the uncertain trade and geopolitical environment. ADBI also launched the new book Achieving Energy Security in Asia: Diversification, Integration and Policy Implications at the event. See Summit photos here.
A workshop co-organized by ADBI, Bank Indonesia, and the Asia-Pacific Applied Economics Association (APAEA) in Jakarta examined how the shifting global landscape is affecting monetary policymaking in emerging Asian economies and imperatives for sustaining growth and the financial system. ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino and Research Fellow John Beirne helped to guide discussions among central bankers and policy researchers at the event, assessing credit guarantee schemes for small and medium-sized enterprises in Asia, financial and business cycles in the region, economic policy uncertainty, consumer confidence and consumption expenditure, and optimal portfolio selection for investment in the Sustainable Development Goals.
Achieving Energy Security in Asia: Diversification, Integration, and Policy Implications is the latest title from ADBI and World Scientific. Edited by ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino, Waseda University's Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary, Singapore University of Social Sciences' Youngho Chang, and the ASEAN Secretariat's Aladdin D. Rillo, the book analyzes the importance of regional cooperation and trade to Asian energy security. It goes on to describe how countries and regions can achieve energy security and the broader policy implications for developing Asia.
- Workshop on Achieving Energy Security in Asia: Diversification, Cooperation and Renewable Energy
- Research Conference on Economic Integration in Asia and Europe: Lessons and Recommended Policies
- Conference on Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture
- Conference on the Future of Japan-Republic of Korea Economic Relations
Achieving Energy Security in Asia: Diversification, Integration and Policy Implications
The multi-faceted characteristics of energy security range from its inherent economic value to its strategic and geopolitical importance.
Macroeconomic Shocks and Unconventional Monetary Policy: Impacts on Emerging Markets
Shocks stemming from the global financial crisis have had wide-reaching effects on macroeconomic financial stability in emerging Asia.
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- Handbook of Green Finance: Energy Security and Sustainable Development
- Chul Ju Kim, ADBI Deputy Dean on Development Capacity Building
- Pitchaya Sirivunnabood, Capacity Building and Training Economist on Empowering Policy Makers
- KE Seetha Ram, Senior Consulting Specialist for Capacity Building and Training Projects on Advancing Sustainable Development
- Papua New Guinea is the forefront of fintech financial inclusion breakthroughs
- Public works, infrastructure spending can offset negative effects of liberalized trade
- Services important for developing Asia growth, both past and future
- Where are Asia’s migration trends and attitudes headed?
- How to thread the economic and political needle on Asian infrastructure growth
- How resilient is Southeast Asia in weathering economic volatility?