Blog posts tagged to "climate change"

  • A rice farmer in Quang Tri province, Viet Nam.

    Climate-smart varieties, water-saving techniques key to growing Asia’s future rice

    Published on Wednesday, 14 October 2015

    In the face of climate change-induced water shortage in Asia’s rice production areas, farmers are struggling to figure out how to grow more rice with less water to ensure food security in the region.

  • A farmer with a basket of freshly picked chilis in India.

    Blog poll: Food security priorities for Asia and the Pacific

    Published on Wednesday, 07 October 2015

    The results of our September blog survey show that the majority of respondents believe the best way to address food insecurity in the region is boosting the efficiency of the food production system to grow more with less.

  • In Rotterdam, green public spaces are integrated in the transport network along with roads, tram lines, bicycle lanes, and pedestrian sidewalks. Photo by author.

    Creating viable public spaces beyond aesthetics in Asian cities

    Published on Monday, 05 October 2015

    Public spaces, this year’s theme for World Habitat Day, are increasingly coming under threat by rapid urbanization in Asia, where cities desperately need to maintain and expand public spaces to enhance mobility, counter the effects of climate change, and create income opportunities. 

  • A group of children walking to a nearby river to fetch water in the Lao PDR.

    6 questions while getting ready for the SDGs

    Published on Thursday, 24 September 2015

    As world leaders gather this weekend in New York to officially adopt the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, 6 questions come to mind.

  • Gola Ulgiti.

    El Niño drought threatens Papua New Guinea’s fruit bowl

    Published on Thursday, 17 September 2015

    As El Niño weather patterns continue to smash global heat records globally and with even drier weather on the way, one area that is especially feeling the impact is PNG's Highlands region.

  • Girls heading to school in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

    Making sustainability work

    Published on Monday, 14 September 2015

    For a long time, sustainability was seen as an environmental issue that represented an unwelcome trade-off with strong economic growth. But now it encompasses a more mutually dependent set of environmental, economic, and social goals.

  • Engineers working on a turbine at an ADB-supported wind power project in Thailand.

    Why 100% renewable generation won’t bring energy security

    Published on Monday, 07 September 2015

    Clean energy advocates believe that 100% generation from renewable energy sources is the only way to meet the power demand and address global warming. It's technically feasible, but we will still need some fossil fuels to create a sustainable energy source that all countries can afford.

  • Rice fields submerged by floods in Pakistan.

    Extending the reach of flood insurance

    Published on Thursday, 27 August 2015

    Disaster preparedness should include extending the reach of insurance to cover flooding to help individuals, businesses and governments to get back on their feet more quickly after a disaster strikes.

  • Rusty infrastructure from a state-owned enterprise in the Marshall Islands.

    7 symptoms of fragility in Pacific developing countries

    Published on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

    In the Pacific, many fragile countries have no conflict or violence at all. So how do you know whether a given state has dimensions of fragility or not?

  • Freshly laid tracks on an ADB-financed new railway in Afghanistan.

    Time to scale up sustainable transport in Asia and the Pacific

    Published on Friday, 14 August 2015

    With the overall goal of scaling up sustainable transport by up to 50% of loans and grants by 2017, ADB plans to work more closely with its developing member countries on sustainable transport options that could fit their development master plans.