The main highlights of the UN climate conference in Katowice are the 4 “Cs” of coordination, capacity building, coherence, and champions.
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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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.
On Malalison Island, in the Philippines, people are enjoying 24/7 electricity service through the use of solar hybrid technology, a new kind of battery storage and smart metering.
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.
Asian cities have much to learn from the Danish capital on sustainable urban living.
The pandemic has highlighted the power of digital technology. Now is the time to harness this power for inclusive growth so that communities, especially in poor and remote areas, can survive the crisis and thrive.
The ‘app economy’ provides potential risks and benefits for developing countries. The right policies are needed to bring out the best in these emerging economic trends.
This tidal power plant in the Republic of Korea is a remarkable combination of high energy capacity and low environmental impact.
If the region prepares adequately, it has little to fear and much to gain from leapfrogging digital technology.