I am normally a bit skeptical about the power of data to radically transform public policy. After all in the transport sector, the most serious issues of congestion, road accident fatalities and injuries and air pollution are readily obvious by looking out the window of any major Asian city. Would knowing the numbers more accurately make a difference to policy makers?
There is room for improvement on integrating the environmental aspects of the SDGs with national development processes.
ADB is helping strengthen environmental law capacity by developing teacher assets.
It is our responsibility too to protect wildlife and maintain the balance of nature in the face of smuggling.
Boosting investments in natural capital requires an accurate accounting of its economic value to guide policy-making.
ADB and the World Resources Institute have signed a knowledge partnership agreement to foster knowledge sharing and bring enhanced technical and advisory support to new projects at ADB.
Safeguards to avert damage that development projects can do to the environment and communities are essential in development finance.
For a lot of youth around the world, disasters and aid are just concepts—something they might view on television or read about online, but never actually experience first-hand.
Asian judiciaries are setting the global benchmark on legal climate action through their work on cases with environmental implications.
Thousands of participants will converge in Sendai, Japan from 14-18 March for the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to agree on a new global plan to make nations and communities more resilient to natural calamities.