Planning Sustainable Investments in the Greater Mekong Subregion
This CEP brief summarizes the methodology and lessons learned from a Spatial Multicriteria Assessment (SMCA) recently applied to the GMS Regional Investment Framework. It concludes that SMCA is a valuable tool to help decision makers understand and respond to the economic, environmental, and social risks of investments. For example, SMCA can assist decision-makers to prioritize investments, determine appropriate land allocation, and plan mitigation measures.
Date: 28th November 2013
Updated: 2nd February 2014
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14 to 15 March 2019
To assess current status of application of digital technologies in four areas:
3.Climate action (mitigation and adaptation)
To solicit views from the representatives of the government, private sector, development partners and academia on most appropriate technologies, needs and gaps, and future priorities for action in the GMS
To identify opportunities for public-private partnerships in deployment of digital technologies in the GMS
1st April 2019
The 24th Annual Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Working Group (WG) on Environment reviewed the achievements of the GMS Core Environment Program Phase II and discussed the way forward. WGE AM-24 was hosted by the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) with support from ADB through the GMS Environment Operations Center.
The WGE AM-24 was followed by thematic discussions that covered the proposed new programs entitled: "GMS Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Program (CCESP)" and "GMS Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Program (SAFSP)" which are aligned with three out of seven operational priorities of Strategy 2030 approved by the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board in 2018.
The CCESP will focus on ADB Strategy 2030’s operational priority: tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability, while SAFSP will focus on ADB Strategy 2030’s operational priority: promoting rural development and food security. Both programs will support ADB Strategy 2030’s operational priority: fostering regional cooperation and integration.