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  • Helping Cambodia Transition to Cleaner Energy

    A transition to clean energy such as solar can help Cambodia address some of its development challenges.

    The Asian Development Bank is a key enabler of this transformation. It is mobilizing financing from the public and private sectors to help Cambodia adopt solar energy.

  • ADB, GCF, and Australia Partner to Improve Renewable Energy in Tonga

    ADB has approved $12.2 million grant for the Renewable Energy Project, which is under the Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility. The project will enhance Tonga’s energy security and reduce carbon emissions.

  • 50 Climate Solutions from Cities in the People’s Republic of China

    This publication showcases 50 innovative case studies from cities in the People’s Republic of China that are mitigating against and adapting to climate change. Solutions being implemented in these cities are proving that reducing carbon dioxide emissions and protecting the environment need not sacrifice economic prosperity.

  • Plant Technology Upgrade Helps Stabilize Energy Supply in Tajikistan

    The Asian Development Bank helped Tajikistan upgrade and modernize the Nurek hydropower plant, which produces around 60% of the nation’s electricity, providing a more reliable and stable energy supply that supports economic growth in the country and its neighbors.

Energy demand is projected to almost double in the Asia and Pacific region by 2030. There is an urgent need for innovative ways to generate power in a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable manner. Compounding the problem is widespread energy poverty across Asia, with almost a billion people still without access to electricity.

What energy issues and trends have identified as priorities in developing Asia and the Pacific in order to achieve access to clean energy for all?

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