Late last year, ADB adopted a new Energy Policy, joined with other multilateral development banks at COP26 to support a set of “Just Transition High-Level Principles,” and launched plans for operationalizing a coal retirement scheme in the region.

This roundtable, convened by the NGO Forum on ADB, promoted timely, forward-looking debates on the issues of "just transition" and climate financing at the project, programmatic, and policy levels⁠—through the eyes of representatives from civil society groups in South, Southeast, and Central Asia/the Caucasus. A respondent from the ADB Energy Sector Group was also presented to engage in the discussion.

The event was held on the sidelines of the 55th Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors.