ADB Op-Eds/Opinion:Disaster Risk Financing Needed to Help Safeguard Asia-Pacific from Future Hazards

Coconut farmers in the Philippines, factory workers in Thailand and the fishing community in Indonesia know a hard truth about the losses wrought by natural hazards: lost income can significantly stall a community's recovery, pulling those who survive deeper into a cycle of poverty and loss that's hard to break.

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Publish Date: 13th May 2014

Last Updated: 12th March 2015

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ADB and Climate Investment Funds: Innovation and Action on Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific

28th May 2014
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This document presents ADB’s experience in the development of CIF programs and highlights some of the innovative transformations anticipated or already achieved by ADB projects using CIF funding. 

In particular, this overview of ADB and CIF activities in the region shows that ADB continues to be committed to building the capacity of its DMCs to address climate change issues by delivering not only finance but also critical knowledge and technology, and by leveraging additional finance, particularly from the private sector.

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ADB Blog: Asia – climate change battleground

16th June 2015
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Asia and the Pacific is exceptionally vulnerable to climate risks, yet it is also fast becoming the world’s biggest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, and this is the climate paradox of a region where the global fight against climate change will ultimately be won or lost.

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