Blog posts on "biodiversity"

Farmers glean the beach for seafood at low tide in Moromaho Island, Indonesia. Photo from <a href="http://www.adb.org/news/photo-essay/coral-triangle-book">Coral Triangle Book 2011.</a>

Why invest in natural capital?

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. 

Nessim Ahmad

Photo credit: EguideTravel.com

Myanmar must face environmental catch up challenges to stimulate growth

My visits to Myanmar including the last one in December amazed me at the pace with which world’s view of Myanmar had changed. Equally impressive was the impatience with which Myanmar seemed to be ready to reengage with the regional and global economy and get on with the business of economic development.

 A fallen tree near a damaged railroad track in Pakistan. Photo credit: Gerhard Jörén 2010.

Why don’t we act on the facts of climate change?

I am not an environment or climate change expert, but I am an environmentalist out of conviction. When I was 14 years old I wrote a letter to the German Minister of Environment asking for faster policy action to reduce green house gas emissions.

Susann Roth