Nessim Ahmad

Deputy Director General, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB

Mr. Ahmad is also ADB’s Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to his current assignment, he managed bank-wide oversight of ADB's safeguard policy implementation, mainstreaming ADB’s environment agenda in operations, and developing ADB’s climate change adaptation programs. Before joining ADB in 1998, Mr. Ahmad was Technical Adviser (Environment) for IFAD in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Blogs by this Author

  • It’s time to listen to the scientists

    Published on Thursday, 22 May 2014

    The messages from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are clear—human induced climate change is happening, climate impacts on humans and natural systems will be significant, and dramatic mitigation needs to happen very soon.

  • Strengthening country safeguard systems: Common approaches for better results

    Published on Thursday, 03 October 2013

    I was in India a couple of weeks ago when the parliament had just passed the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2013. 

  • Farmers glean the beach for seafood at low tide in Moromaho Island, Indonesia. Photo from <a href="">Coral Triangle Book 2011.</a>

    Why invest in natural capital?

    Published on Monday, 22 April 2013

    We’ve been thinking a lot lately about investing in “natural capital” in Asia and the Pacific – one of four key thrusts of ADB’s newly approved Environment Operational Directions for 2013-2020. 

  • The aftermath of Typhoon Ondoy in Metro Manila, Philippines.

    Why Asia’s growing coastal cities must invest in climate resilience

    Published on Friday, 15 February 2013

    Manila has the distinction of being one of seven cities globally judged to be at extreme risk from the combined impacts of climate change and climate-related disasters – and only Dhaka in Bangladesh is estimated to be at higher overall risk.