ADB's Focus on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management
In the Spotlight
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.
A fund set up to finance natural disasters-resilient projects is helping Pakistan reduce its socioeconomic and fiscal vulnerability to earthquakes and extreme weather events.
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.
ADB has agreed $3 million in grant assistance to support immediate relief efforts in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. An earthquake and tsunami devastated part of Sulawesi on 28 September, leaving at least 1,700 dead and another 2,500 injured.
Meeting the growing global demand for energy and natural resources is destabilizing our climate, and threatening the development and security of Asia and the Pacific. The poor are particularly vulnerable to these changes and are already suffering from rising sea levels and increasingly devastating storms, droughts, and floods. The intensity and frequency of extreme climate events is expected to increase with climate change, potentially exacerbating this trend in the future.
From 2011 to 2017 ADB approved over $25 billion in climate financing. ADB's own resources provided $21.7 billion while external resources contributed almost $3.5 billion. Climate finance totaling $65 billion was mobilized for projects funded by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) in 2016.
Through mechanisms such as the Climate Investment Funds, multilateral development banks have mobilized $8.4 billion for climate action in developing countries, with $1.6 billion earmarked for Asia and the Pacific for ADB. ADB is an implementing entity of the Green Climate Fund and is accessing resources from the fund to support climate change actions in the Asia Pacific region.
- Focused Action: Priorities for Addressing Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific
- Addressing Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific: Priorities for Action
- Operational Plan for Integrated Disaster Risk Management 2014-2020
- Climate Change Operational Framework 2017–2030: Enhanced Actions for Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate-Resilient Development