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Maximizing the value of water to end water scarcity in Asia
By Santi Setiawati, Dwiky Wibowo and KE Seetha Ram. Posted March 22, 2023
Water scarcity is a global issue that affects 40% of the world’s population
Central bank initiatives essential for developing effective sustainable finance markets
By Sayuri Shirai. Posted March 2, 2023
As many countries have begun to take greater climate action, central banks and financial regulators must also make greater efforts to foster more effective sustainable financial markets.
Integrated solutions to rangeland degradation in Mongolia
By Davaatseren Narmandakh, Yixin Yao and Arnaud Heckmann. Posted December 27, 2022
The Mongolian rangelands are sensitive to climate change and variability, and their degradation has been alarming.
The “invisible” water crisis: Groundwater sustainability in Asia and the Pacific
By Shujie Liang. Posted November 28, 2022
Groundwater overexploitation has raised concerns about resource sustainability and environmental degradation.
Ocean governance and blue finance for revitalizing the blue economy
By Michael C. Huang and Peter J. Morgan. Posted August 12, 2022
The impacts of climate change, marine pollution, unsustainable fishing, and rapid, unsustainable coastal development are threatening ocean ecosystems and jeopardizing small island nations and other developing coastal economies.
Protecting victims of climate-induced migration and displacement in South Asia
By Pritha Datta, Bhagirath Behera and Dil Rahut. Posted June 30, 2022
South Asia is home to a quarter of the world’s population and is extremely susceptible to climate change-induced displacement and migration.
Supporting blue skies through green development loans
By Yixin Yao, Lijun Zhou and Shu Tian. Posted February 14, 2022
Close collaboration, innovative project design, and technical and management capacity building have supported green development and air quality improvement by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Central banks lead the way on green monetary policy
By Sayuri Shirai. Posted February 3, 2022
Central banks are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of considering climate change risks, such as physical and transition risks, and some have already launched monetary policy initiatives within the mandate of price stability.
Levelling up innovation in Asia
By Linda Arthur. Posted December 30, 2021
Innovation is playing a vital role in the economic, social, and environmental progress of Asia and the Pacific and has been an important factor in the region's rapid and successful transformation. However, many countries in the region lag behind, innovating at a fraction of the pace as countries in similar or even lower income groups.
Circularity of plastics: From managing waste to generating less waste
By Derek Hondo. Posted December 20, 2021
With urbanization and the growing global population, much focus has been placed on finding solutions for improving solid waste management as a way to curb the growing amounts of waste being generated. However, governments should instead look at the root cause of the issue and shift toward exploring ways to generate less waste.
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