Risk Financing for Rural Climate Resilience in the Greater Mekong Subregion
Rural communities in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) are vulnerable to climate-related disasters. In 2008, tropical cyclone Nargis killed 84,500 people and impacted the livelihoods of 2.4 million people. In 2011, large-scale floods in Thailand affected 14 million people and caused $45.7 billion in damages.
Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Goals Outlook
Examining the SDGs goal by goal shows that governments will confront many common and fundamental challenges as they work to advance sustainable development.
ADB Working Paper: Green Growth Opportunities for Asia
This ADB Working Paper assesses the low-carbon economy in Asia: how large it is today and how well it will fare in the future.
ADB - Nature-Based Solutions for Building Resilience in Towns and Cities: Case Studies from the Greater Mekong Subregion
Green infrastructure can play a significant role in offsetting losses from climate-related disasters and contribute to building resilience through rehabilitation and expansion of natural ecosystems within built areas.
ADB: Toward a National Eco-Compensation Regulation in the People’s Republic of China
The People’s Republic of China practices “eco-compensation” to promote environmental protection and restoration. This study examines the theory, practice, and legislation governing this in selected ecological areas.
ADB: Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2016
The Key Indicators presents key statistics on development issues concerning Asia and the Pacific and includes the latest available economic, financial, social, and environmental indicators for ADB's 48 region...
5th ASEAN Chief Justices’ Roundtable on Environment: ASEAN Judicial Cooperation on the Environment - The Proceedings
The Fifth Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Chief Justices’ Roundtable on Environment provided a platform for leaders of ASEAN judiciaries to discuss, share experiences, and decide on how to further strengthen collective action in addressing transboundary environmental challenges.
Asian Development Outlook 2016 Update: Meeting the Low-Carbon Growth Challenge
Asian policy makers are willing partners in the global effort against climate change. But the region can and must go beyond current national pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and hold global warming short of catastrophe.
ADB: Greater Mekong Subregion Statistics on Growth, Infrastructure, and Trade
This ADB publication provides a snapshot of the GMS subregion's performance from 1992-2014, highlighting growth in output and merchandise trade, developments in ICT, and trends in subregional integration.