Minister, Officials Explore Sustainable Ocean and Coastal Development Keys
Palau Agriculture, Fisheries, and Environment Minister Steven Victor, senior officials from coastal and small island developing countries, and researchers examined policy and financing imperatives for promoting sustainable ocean and coastal development during an ADBI session on 26 September, held as part of the Asian Development Bank's 2022 Annual Meeting. The policy dialogue drew upon insights from the new ADBI Press book Blue Economy and Blue Finance: Towards Sustainable Development and Ocean Governance, highlighted in a preceding author panel discussion. They detailed keys to achieving healthy oceans and safeguarding people’s livelihoods from climate risks, overfishing, and environmental damage.
ADBI-Central Bank of Sri Lanka-APAEA Discuss Emerging Asia’s Monetary Policy Challenges
Central bank policies aimed at boosting macrofinancial stability in emerging Asia through improved monetary policy transmission and an enhanced understanding of global financial market interconnectedness were explored during an ADBI-CBSL-Asia-Pacific Applied Economics Association (APAEA) virtual workshop on 23 September. ADBI’s John Beirne and Pradeep Panthi discussed the role of financial development and productivity on driving capital flows in Asia, while Peter Morgan and Long Trinh examined the impact of oil price shocks on financial stress. Central bankers and experts also assessed the impact of monetary policy on Asian financial markets during the pandemic, the implications of rising corporate power on monetary policy effectiveness, and monetary policy spillovers in emerging economies from advanced economies.
ADBI-Stanford University-NUS Chart Policy Pathways to Greener Electricity Markets in Asia
Government officials and experts explored policy options for integrating high shares of variable renewable energy into Asia’s electricity markets during an ADBI-Stanford University-National University of Singapore (NUS) virtual workshop on 20-21 September. Led by Stanford’s Frank Wolak, they assessed wholesale electricity market principles, transmission congestion-price fluctuation dynamics, forward contracts, and broader electricity market design. Through web-based games, simulations, and interactive teaching, they learned how to set priorities, sequence actions, and build coalitions to realize policy change. During a public session, NUS’s David Broadstock highlighted Singapore’s efforts to address its low renewable fuel mix and high energy import dependence and establish a more sustainable energy market.
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.
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- 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
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Policy Messages for Planning and Implementing High-Speed Rail in Asia
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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.
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