Renewable Energy Developments and Potential for the Greater Mekong Subregion
This ADB report was produced under the technical assistance project Promoting Renewable Energy, CleanFuels, and Energy Efficiency in the Greater Mekong Subregion (TA 7679). It focused on renewable ener...
Core Environment Program Technical Workshop
Building on discussions held during the GMS Working Group on Environment 21st Annual Meeting, this workshop aims to map out the future of the Core Environment Program and Environment Operations Center.
Developing Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains in the Greater Mekong Subregion
This knowledge event, jointly held by the GMS Working Groups on Environment and Agriculture, explored means to develop more inclusive and sustainable agricultural value chains in the GMS.
Working Group on Environment: 21st Annual Meeting
Hosted by Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the 21st Annual Meeting of the Working Group on Environment (WGE) brought together WGE members with representatives from the Asian Development Bank and development partners to review implementation progress of the Core Environment Program implementation and to discuss key priorities.
GMS Workshop on Implementing Sustainable Development Goals: Bringing Natural Capital into Center Stage
With the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expiring, 2015 is a crucial year to further progress the global framework for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) launched at Rio +20 in 2012.
ADB Video: Regional Cooperation and Environmental Sustainability
Much economic growth in Asia and the Pacific has been fueled by unsustainable use of natural resources. While this has led to increased prosperity, it has also created immense pressure on natural capital. This video shines a light on regional cooperation programs that ADB has sponsored or lent weight to such as the Greater Mekong Subregion Core Environment Program and the Heart of Borneo and Coral Triangle initiatives.
GMS e-Updates-September 2014 to February 2015
This ADB e-news product captures the highlights of a number of key events in the GMS Program related to environment, transport, power, and labor.
This formal gathering of ministers aimed to build a shared understanding among government and non-government environment leaders on key natural capital issues and solutions. During the meeting, the GMS Natural Capital Partnership considered and the closed door session provided a platform for Ministers to give directions and discuss approaches for addressing environment issues faced by the GMS. The 3-days of events concluded with the release of the Joint Ministerial Statement, which is expected to provide political support and direction for increasing investments in natural capital, driven by the WGE, and with continuing support from the Core Environment Program.
Natural Capital Dialogue
Increasing Investments in Natural Capital in the Greater Mekong Subregion
The Natural Capital Dialogue brought together senior GMS government officials, international experts and a wide range of stakeholders to discuss the significance of natural capital in the context of inclusive and sustainable development in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). Occurring ahead of the 4th GMS Environment Ministers’ Meeting (EMM4), the Natural Capital Dialogue presented an important opportunity to draw public and business sector attention to the need to increase investments in the Subregion’s natural capital.