ADB promotes and invests in nature and environmental sustainability to achieve economic growth and reduce poverty in Asia and the Pacific.
ADB recognizes that investments in ocean health and blue economies are critical to strengthen resilience, improve food security, protect cultural heritage, and catalyze economic transformation in Asia and the Pacific.
In 2019, ADB launched the Healthy Oceans Action Plan to scale up investments and technical assistance to $5 billion between 2019 and 2024. The Action Plan aims to protect and restore coastal and marine ecosystems, promote inclusive livelihood opportunities, grow sustainable blue economies, build resilient coastal communities, and contribute to food security in Asia and the Pacific.
Blue Bond Incubator
Research and development of sovereign and corporate blue bonds
Coral Reef Insurance
Developing and piloting novel parametric insurance in Fiji, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Solomon Islands
Developing Green Ports and Maritime Decarbonization Financing
Enabling investments in green, resilient port infrastructure and maritime decarbonization technologies
Blue Southeast Asia Finance Hub
Platform to develop enabling conditions, structure, and finance to accelerate public and private ocean investments and blue initiatives in Southeast Asia
Blue Pacific Finance Hub
Platform to foster collaboration, develop enabling conditions, and prepare and implement $500 million in ocean investments
Accelerating and financing small and medium ocean enterprises
Senior Infrastructure Specialist (Innovation and Green Finance)
Senior Social Development Specialist (Resettlement)
Principal Environment Specialist
Senior Circular Economy Specialist (Plastic Wastes)
Climate Change Specialist
Principal Finance Specialist (Disaster Insurance)
Senior Regional Maritime Specialist
Senior Energy Specialist