Developing cities can finance climate-resilient infrastructure and renewable-energy projects by improving their creditworthiness or aligning investment goals with green bond performance targets, according to a recent report.
As the world rushes into implementing the commitments enshrined in the historic climate deal in Paris in December, the use of large dams to mitigate climate change is becoming more popular across Asia and the world. But for many environmental and social advocates, this source of water and power remains a questionable solution that may even exacerbate our already fragile river resources. Eco-Business takes a look into the debate surrounding mega dams.
Richeline Tan Mascarinas –
Hitting two birds with one stone: Engaging civil society organisations in development will ensure local participation as well as strengthen the environmental sustainability of these projects, writes ADB's Richeline Tan Mascarinas.
Kijin Kim –
The Asia Pacific region is the most vulnerable to climate change, but countries can reduce climate change-related risks by incorporating advanced technologies into infrastructure development, says ADB's Kijin Kim.
Establishing a functioning political system, without the transparency and accountability that ensure good governance, is not enough to protect the well-being of citizens. ADB's Jong Woo Kang explains why.
The benefits of living in urban centres are fading as poor city planning takes a toll on health, education and the environment. ADB's Susann Roth talks about how we can reclaim the urban health advantage.