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Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management

The Asia and Pacific region is at extreme risk of undoing its economic and social development gains due to unchecked disasters and unabated climate change.

In the Spotlight

Revising ADB's Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy (DEAP)

ADB is revising its 2004 DEAP, with the amended policy providing an updated framework to enhance strategic guidance for ADB’s disasters and emergencies assistance—covering risk reduction, preparedness, and response. It focuses on the overall approach, introducing changes based on ADB’s experience since the 2004 policy approval and evolution in global best practices.

Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Issues

Clean Energy

Clean Energy

Energy efficiency is emerging as one of the key options that can help nations in Asia and the Pacific meet the region's growing energy needs in a clean and effective way.

Climate Financing

Climate Financing

For the massive financing required to combat climate change, the key will be using limited public sector funds to leverage significant amounts of private capital.

Green Cities

Green Cities

ADB supports livable, green cities through financing water supply, waste management, clean transport, urban planning and clean energy projects.

Integrated Disaster Risk Managemen

Integrated Disaster Risk Management

ADB helps its member countries become more resilient to disasters by financing flood control and water resource management projects, and financing disaster risk management.

Lands and Forests

Lands and Forests

ADB is working across Asia and the pacific to support sustainable forest management and conservation efforts, and agricultural land use improvements, to promote carbon conservation.

Post-Disaster Response, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction

Post-Disaster Response, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction

ADB provides fast-tracked support to help members rebuild high-priority physical assets and restore economic, social and governance activities in the aftermath of disasters.

Resilient Development

Resilient Development

ADB is promoting adaptation to climate change in the region by investing in water supply, sanitation, irrigation, flood control, transport and energy infrastructure.

Strengthening Policies

Strengthening Policies

An enormous amount of policy, governance, and institutional work will be needed to mainstream these initial plans and pledges into the development process and translate them into action.

Contacts/Experts

    Preety M. BHANDARI (Ms)
    Chief of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Thematic Group concurrently Director, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Division, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
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  • Charlotte BENSON (Ms)
    Principal Disaster Risk Management Specialist, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Division, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
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