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Environment

Environmental sustainability is a prerequisite for economic growth and poverty reduction in Asia and the Pacific. Environmentally sustainable growth is a key strategic development agenda in ADB, and environment is a core area for support.

Environment Issues in Asia and the Pacific

Environmental sustainability is required for economic growth and poverty reduction in Asia and the Pacific. ADB supports its developing member countries in improving environmental management, investing in natural capital conservation and restoration, improving environmental governance, and ensuring that projects contribute to water, energy, and food security.

Air Quality

Air Quality

ADB supports improving air quality through knowledge products and events, investment projects and technical assistance.

Green Business Models and Market-Based Instruments

Green Business Models and Market-Based Instruments

ADB conducts technical studies on the use of market-based instruments to stimulate green business development in the region.

Natural Capital and Biodiversity

Natural Capital and Biodiversity

ADB supports its developing member countries to preserve and protect their natural capital and biodiversity to support economic growth and maintain and improve the well-being of people, particularly women and other vulnerable groups.

Ocean Health

Ocean Health

At its 2019 annual meeting, ADB launched the ADB Action Plan for Healthy Oceans and Sustainable Blue Economies, with the commitment to scale up investments and technical assistance to $5 billion between 2019-2024, including co-finance.

Water–Food–Energy Security Nexus

Water–Food–Energy Security Nexus

ADB’s Strategy 2030 recognizes the interconnectivity or nexus between water, energy, and food security, and that interventions in one sector can have consequences for another.

Project Results

Contacts/Experts

Environment Thematic Group

Ensures mainstreaming of environmental sustainability in project designs, conducts peer reviews of environmental impact assessments of category, and develops new focus areas of work under environment.

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