The first bond issue under a project bond guarantee facility set up in 2012 by ADB and IIFCL is a landmark achievement for Indian infrastructure development, as credit enhancement can help draw in money from insurance companies and pension funds.
In this ever-changing development environment, multilateral development banks like ADB may not survive unless we innovate and take risks, much like actually reading a classic novel instead of just bragging about it.
Now is the time for the PRC to make carbon capture storage the cornerstone of its policy to deliver on the government’s UNFCCC pledge of peaking emissions by 2030.
The 2015 Clean Technology Fund progress report hails ADB-administered projects in Indonesia, Thailand and Viet Nam.
New funding is expected to facilitate transforming Mongolia’s energy sector into a low-carbon one to achieve the government’s renewable energy targets.
Choosing the right area for off-grid clean energy solutions needs a strong analytical approach to maximize your investment.
The solar lighting sector is getting an overwhelming response among entrepreneurs seeking to expand in rural India, but critical challenges remain.
To leverage more infrastructure development funds, India should establish a specialized institution dedicated to credit-enhancing corporate bonds.
The burden of energy poverty falls heaviest on women in Asia and the Pacific, where governments need to strengthen 4 policy areas to boost energy access among women.
Tackling climate change through becoming more energy-efficient can start in our homes by replacing halogen bulbs with energy-saving LEDs.