ADBI-OECD-Government of Japan Discuss Reforms to Strengthen Asia’s Financial Resilience
Japan Vice Minister of Finance Masato Kanda called for rigorous and coordinated reform of financial regulation in Asia to strengthen market resilience and sustainable growth at an ADBI-Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) roundtable, held in partnership with the Government of Japan in Tokyo on 1-2 February. Financial officials and experts discussed the region’s economic outlook amid monetary policy shifts, geopolitical tensions, and uneven recovery which are exacerbating financial volatility and debt sustainability concerns. They also explored recent financial trends in Asia, household and corporate debt, public debt management, sustainable finance to support climate transition, and central bank digital currencies and digital finance.
New E-Learning Course Spotlights Pathways for Advancing Circular Economy Transition
The new ADBI E-Learning course Circular Economy Policy Maker E-Training provides an in-depth look at principles and policy imperatives for enabling transition from a linear to a circular economy critical to sustainable growth and consumption in emerging markets in Asia and globally. The course examines the adverse effects of a ‘take-make-dispose” linear economy on ecosystems and carbon emissions and how a more circular economy can bolster environmental sustainability and climate change mitigation. Led by 10 senior researchers and experts over 7 modules, the course highlights cases studies and the importance of multi-stakeholder collaboration that is intersectoral in scope for fostering viable circular economy approaches. It also spotlights policy recommendations to help drive the transition to circularity. View the course summary video.
ADBI Expert Urges Global Action to Ensure Human Security, Highlights Progress in South Asia
ADBI’s Dil Rahut called for timely global action to ensure human security amid rising climate and sustainable development threats at the 14th South Asia Conference hosted by the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi on 17-18 January. Rahut noted that climate change, environmental degradation, food and energy shortages, and cyberattacks can only be resolved via the international community. He discussed the potential for a Bhutan-India hydropower project to facilitate energy transition and climate mitigation. Rahut concluded by stressing the need for greater regional and global cooperation and intersectoral solutions.
ADBI Dean Promotes T7-T20 Collaboration to Bridge G7-G20 Solutions
ADBI Dean and Think7 (T7) Japan Lead Chair Tetsushi Sonobe stressed the importance of T7-T20 collaboration during a pair of events in India. Dean Sonobe described think tank collaboration as crucial to accelerating Group of 7 (G7) and Group of Twenty (G20) cooperation to address global challenges at a special T20 program hosted by the Research and Information System for Developing Countries in Bhopal on 16 January. Optimizing T7-T20 dynamics can better provide the G7, G20, and partners innovative strategies for achieving shared resilience and sustainable growth, he explained. During the 14th South Asia Conference in Delhi on 17 January, Dean Sonobe discussed G7 Japan’s focus on boosting engagement with the Global South and how it reflects G20 India’s slogan One Earth, One Family, One Future. He addressed these issues in a session chaired by Ambassador Sujan Chinoy, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses Director General and T20 India lead chair. Ambassador Chinoy expressed support for amplifying T7-T20 cooperation.
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- Promoting innovative climate finance in emerging and developing economies
Strategies for Developing Asia's Future: 25 Years of the Asian Development Bank Institute
Since its founding in 1997, ADBI has worked to provide governments and stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific with policy knowledge to effectively address sustainable development challenges and opportunities.
Climate Change Mitigation: Policies and Lessons for Asia
Far-reaching efforts are needed to reduce Asia's emissions and realize a 1.5°C temperature drop required to fight climate change and associated threats to sustainable development.
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- Climate Change Mitigation: Policies and Lessons for Asia
- Strengthening Active Labor Market Policies to Drive an Inclusive Recovery in Asia
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- How to move toward inclusive sanitation for gender minorities in developing Asia: Lessons from Nepal
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