ADB's Focus on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management
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7th Asia-Pacific Adaptation Forum: Virtual Dialogue Series for Enabling Resilience and Scaling-up Action on Climate Change Adaptation
The 7th Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) Forum will be held virtually on 8-12 March 2021 under the theme: Enabling Resilience for All: The Critical Decade to Scale-up Action, sharing learnings from actions towards climate-resilient development.
The Multihazard Risk Atlas of Maldives is composed of Geography—Volume I, Climate and Geophysical Hazards—Volume II, Economy and Demographics—Volume III, Biodiversity—Volume IV, and Summary—Volume V.
This publication highlights how green bonds can help fund projects supporting climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resilience. It also features milestones achieved and successful projects implemented in Asia and the Pacific.
Build Back Better has been the foundation of ADB’s reconstruction support to Nepal after the devastating earthquake of 25 April 2015.?The newly constructed schools are earthquake resilient with improved facilities and systems.
Meeting the growing global demand for energy and natural resources is destabilizing our climate, and threatening the development and security of Asia and the Pacific. The poor are particularly vulnerable to these changes and are already suffering from rising sea levels and increasingly devastating storms, droughts, and floods. The intensity and frequency of extreme climate events is expected to increase with climate change, potentially exacerbating this trend in the future.
From 2011 to 2019 ADB approved over $36 billion in climate financing. ADB's own resources provided $31.7 billion while external resources contributed almost $4.6 billion. Climate finance totaling $111 billion was mobilized for projects funded by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) in 2018.
Through mechanisms such as the Climate Investment Funds, multilateral development banks have mobilized $8 billion for climate action in developing countries, with $1.4 billion earmarked for Asia and the Pacific for ADB. ADB is an accredited entity of the Green Climate Fund and is accessing resources from the fund to support climate change actions in the Asia Pacific region.
- Operational Priority 3: Tackling Climate Change, Building Climate and Disaster Resilience, and Enhancing Environmental Sustainability
- Focused Action: Priorities for Addressing Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific
- Addressing Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific: Priorities for Action
- Operational Plan for Integrated Disaster Risk Management 2014-2020
- Climate Change Operational Framework 2017–2030: Enhanced Actions for Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate-Resilient Development