ADB’s Energy Sector Group Chief Priyantha Wijayatunga discusses Asia and the Pacific’s growing energy needs and the clean and efficient energy solutions that can help meet them.
A new ADB report finds that the path to recovery has proven uneven and diverse, yielding development gaps among member countries of ASEAN.
SEADS 2023 amplified the urgent call for climate action to ensure Southeast Asia’s carbon neutrality by 2050, and highlighted the importance of partnerships to accelerate climate financing and decarbonization.
At their respective leaders’ summits in Indonesia, both subregional programs demonstrated their ongoing contribution to regional economic resilience, with key support from ADB and other development partners.
Devastating floods, deadly heatwaves, and intense droughts in Asia and the Pacific over the past year confirm what scientists have been warning for years: the impacts of climate change are here and they’re getting worse.
The challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 is becoming more difficult—and more costly. Asia and the Pacific, like other regions, is lagging on SDG progress. UNESCAP now says that at this rate the SDGs won’t be achieved until 2065.
ADB Director for Regional Cooperation in Central and West Asia Lyaziza Sabyrova explains how regional cooperation can address challenges, and how ADB supports the region through the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
Southeast Asia faces a burgeoning infrastructure financing gap in urgent need of attention to ensure sustainable economic expansion.
The Innovative Finance Facility for Climate in Asia and the Pacific, or IF-CAP, is a multi-donor financing partnership facility with the goal of scaling-up finance for accelerated action against climate change in Asia and the Pacific.