International experts discussed which policies can facilitate the recovery and transition to green growth, while taking political economy into consideration and addressing the concerns of those adversely affected by such a strategy.

Asia has developed rapidly, but now faces formidable environmental and social challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened conditions, hitting poor and vulnerable groups hard and limiting resources available for green and social investments.

The event was held as part of the 54th Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors.