This year’s ADB Annual Meeting was the first to be carbon-neutral – with help from a wind farm in western India.
Mr. Um leads ADB-wide knowledge management and innovation in various thematic and sector operation areas. He is responsible for developing sector and thematic policies, strategies, frameworks and operational plans, encouraging vibrant sector and thematic communities of practice, and developing new business ideas. Previously, Mr. Um served as The Secretary of ADB, Deputy Director General of Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, and Director of the Sustainable Infrastructure Division.
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Researchers are finding new uses for artificial intelligence and machine learning during the pandemic, but they are not a silver bullet.
Safeguards – the procedures that ensure projects and programs avoid, minimize and mitigate adverse impacts on people and the environment – are a crucial part of development work
International carbon markets, if developed in a credible way, can play a vital role in accelerating climate action.
ADB aims is extend sustainability actions to annual meetings, starting with this year’s event in Frankfurt.