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  • ADB, Experts Discuss Ways to Protect Groundwater Resources in PRC

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) sponsored a 2-day forum in Beijing to discuss various innovative measures and technologies to protect groundwater resources in the country. Depletion of groundwater resources is a major concern in many parts of the ...

  • Japan, ADB Announce Fund to Promote Low-Carbon Technologies in Asia

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced today the establishment of a new trust fund to support the adoption of advanced low-carbon technologies in its developing member countries (DMCs), with a grant of ¥1.8 billion (about $17.65 million) ...

  • Asian Judges Network to Strengthen Environmental Law Enforcement

    An Asian Judges Network on Environment has been formally launched in Manila, marking a new stage of cooperation amongst justices cast with enforcing environmental laws and helping to preserve the region’s precious natural capital. ...

  • New ADB-Nepal Partnership Strategy

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a new Country Partnership Strategy with Nepal that will anchor ADB assistance to the country over the next five years. ADB will extend long-term public and private sector finance for capital investment ...

  • 0.3% of GDP Would Protect East Asia from Climate Change - ADB Report

    About 12 million people in 23 East Asian cities are at risk from rising sea levels, severe storms, and more intense drought caused by climate change that could jeopardize $864 billion in assets, a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) ...

  • Arid cities in People`s Republic of China to improve water management

    Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR), one of the poorest and most remote regions in northwestern People’s Republic of China (PRC), will use a $200 million loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to improve water availability through ...

  • Clean energy from solid waste to benefit smaller cities in PRC

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending $200 million in loans to the Dynagreen Environmental Protection Group Company to help small and medium-sized cities in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) turn their growing mountains of solid ...

  • 3 in 4 Asia-Pacific Nations Facing Water Security Threat - Study

    More than 75% of the countries in Asia and the Pacific are experiencing a serious lack of water security, with many of them facing an imminent water crisis unless immediate steps are taken to improve management of water resources, says a new study ...

  • Philippine economy on the mend, but challenges to sustainable growth remain, says ADB

    The Philippines is expected to recover significantly this year and next from a very weak 2009, but needs to seriously address several constraints to growth if it is to reach its full potential, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) says in a new major ...

  • ADB hosts climate investment forum to scale up Asia`s response to climate change

    Senior government officials and climate change experts from around the world will gather in the Philippines this week to discuss financial measures to help developing countries mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change. Hosted ...

  • ADB, Manila Water to conduct study to restore pasig river to full health

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Manila Water Company Inc. are funding an assessment of the wastewater and sanitation needs along the eastern side of the Pasig River, Manila`s polluted main waterway. ADB is considering providing Manila Water ...

  • Bus rapid transit project to cut greenhouse gas emissions in PRC

    Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu Province in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), will receive a $150 million Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan to help set up a sustainable urban transport system that will reduce transport time and costs, and cut ...

  • Pacific Islands step up efforts to counter climate change

    Low-lying Pacific island countries, which are among the most vulnerable in the world to climate change, are stepping up efforts to counter the threats posed by rising sea levels and extreme weather events. To support national actions, the Asian ...

  • Korea joins ADB`s future carbon fund with US$20m commitment

    Korea joins ADB`s future carbon fund with US$20m commitment

    The Republic of Korea has became the first Asian country to join the Asian Development Bank`s (ADB) Future Carbon Fund with a $20 million commitment to acquire post-2012 carbon credits. The partnership agreement, signed by Republic of Korea ...

  • Sustainable urbanization key to sustainable growth, says ADB

    With more than one billion people in the Asia and Pacific region expected to join the urban population in the next 20 years, sustainable economic development is not possible without sustainable urbanization, said a senior official from the Asian ...

  • ADB to help PRC combat water shortages in the Western Region

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping the People’s Republic of China (PRC) enact wide-ranging, integrated measures in Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province, one of the poor western provinces in PRC, to tackle growing water shortages caused ...

  • ADB and WWF discuss major programs to protect the environment

    ADB and WWF discuss major programs to protect the environment

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) are seeking to strengthen their partnership toward the sustainable management of natural resources in the Asia and Pacific region. WWF International Director General James ...

  • ADB provides US$1m for Samoa Tsunami victims

    ADB provides US$1m for Samoa Tsunami victims

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $1 million to support emergency relief efforts in Samoa, following last week`s devastating tsunami which left close to 170 people dead and thousands homeless. The funds will be used to supply a wide ...

  • Asia-Pacific broadcasters vow to step up fight against climate change

    Television and radio broadcasters from across the Asia-Pacific region have pledged to step up their role in the fight against climate change. The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) General Assembly in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, today adopted the ...

  • Project to improve water supply, sanitation services in Nepal

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will support a Nepal Government project to improve access to water and sanitation services in small towns throughout the country. ADB`s Board of Directors approved a $45.1 million grant for the Second Small Towns ...