Our experience in the PRC, India and Indonesia demonstrates there are six key issues to bear in mind on what kind of infrastructure we build, and how we finance and build it.
Mr. Susantono manages ADB’s Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, and the Department of Communications. Before joining ADB, he was Indonesian Vice-Minister of Transportation and Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development. Mr. Susantono has extensive experience providing policy advice to government, private sector organizations and international institutions. He has chaired several research institutes, taught in universities, and was commissioner for airline, port, telecommunications and media companies. Mr. Susantono has served as the President of Indonesia Intelligent Transport Society; Vice President of East Asia Society of Transportation Studies based in Tokyo, Japan; and Trustee of the SouthSouthNorth Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Water demand in the region is coming under increasing stress from population growth, urbanization, and growing prosperity. But simply developing new water resources is not enough.
As development institutions are expected to deliver more climate finance, ADB will play a more significant role in helping its developing member countries fulfill their climate pledges.
Together, we must build the capacity of institutions in the region to cope with shocks.
Asian cities have much to learn from the Danish capital on sustainable urban living.
Singapore is home to the world’s largest test-bed for a floating solar photo voltaic power generation system, the results of which will be watched keenly by ADB and many others.
The main highlights of the UN climate conference in Katowice are the 4 “Cs” of coordination, capacity building, coherence, and champions.
If the region prepares adequately, it has little to fear and much to gain from leapfrogging digital technology.
This tidal power plant in the Republic of Korea is a remarkable combination of high energy capacity and low environmental impact.