Technology is crucial to the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy but it must be accompanied by community-wide behavior changes if it is to be successful, particularly in developing countries.
Developing countries in Asia and the Pacific are among the hardest hit when it comes to climate change and yet many have limited resources to address the issue. Valuing carbon as a commodity and developing the immature carbon market is an important strategy for the region moving forward.
Older Malaysians faced multifaceted challenges—financial, health, and social—during the pandemic. This has highlighted policies that will help governments in the future.
Bangladesh has made dramatic strides in reducing the deaths and economic impact of climate-related weather events. Public financial management has played a role in these achievements, offering important insights for other countries.
Governmental policies can influence individual investor behavior, driving them towards sustainable investments and shaping' risk perceptions and investment choices.
Asia and the Pacific’s developing countries should entrench the rule of law, grounded in openness, transparency, and inclusion, to achieve an equitable transition to decarbonized economies.
Armenia faces severe water challenges due to climate change and needs immediate and long-term strategies to safeguard its water resources and ensure sustainable agriculture.
Kelly Hewitt, an ADB Principal Energy Specialist with more than 25 years of experience in gas market regulation and reform, energy efficiency, climate mitigation, and renewable energy, defines key terms related to battery storage for renewable energy.
ADB statisticians Arturo Martinez Jr. and Joseph Albert Nino Bulan answer questions on how the increased cost of living crisis threatens to push many back into poverty in Asia and the Pacific, based on their research for Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2023.