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Environment: Photo Essays

  • 22 Apr 2013

    Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific: Captured in Images

    Our climate is being destabilized and the poor are suffering the consequences. Rising sea levels combined with devastating storms, droughts and floods are hitting hardest those who are most vulnerable. Urgent actions, including leveraging private capital and the use of innovative technologies, are needed. Infographic: Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific More on ADB's work to promote environmentally sustainable growth
  • 21 Sep 2012

    Protecting an Endangered Resource in Indonesia

    Indonesia's coral reefs are a valuable but endangered resource. The ADB-supported Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management Project (COREMAP) is helping provide Indonesia with a national coral reef management system based on community management.
  • 12 Jul 2012

    Partnering for Development

    Eight financing partners, along with many more, are supporting development in the Asia and Pacific region through cooperation with ADB.
  • 2 May 2012

    Asia's Vulnerable Cities

    Urban risk has become an increasingly important development issue. Effective risk management is often seen as a cost rather than an investment, but the costs of ignoring disaster risks on long-term growth and development are substantial. The default position for not making decisions on reducing urban disaster risk to is to accept high numbers of deaths and livelihood deprivation, prolonged economic decline and physical blight, and lost opportunities.
  • 27 Mar 2012

    Disaster-Proofing a Community at Risk

    TAO-Pilipinas, a nongovernment organization, helps a fishing community in the Philippines understand their vulnerability to disasters and learn how to mitigate the risks through training and seminars funded by ADB.
  • 28 Oct 2011

    Coral Triangle Book

    The Coral Triangle is a 272-page book that showcases the people, places, and marine ecosystems that make this region truly remarkable. Published by ADB and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the book documents an 18-month expedition by award-winning photographer Jürgen Freund and Stella-Chiu Freund.
  • 6 Oct 2011

    Highlights from the Central Asia Atlas

    The Atlas brings to its readers a sense of the beauty and wealth in Central Asia, the issues its people face in using and conserving natural resources, and the efforts toward sustainable development.