This publication launches the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Inclusive Green Growth Index (IGGI) — a new metric for quality of growth that reflects economic growth, social equity, environmental sustainability. The index’s 28 performance indicators include data over time—and across countries—on various aspects of growth and policy outcomes in areas where higher investment will advance better quality of growth and living standards.
World Bank Group, Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Investment Bank (EIB), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Independent Evaluation Group (IEG)
This review The Nexus Between Infrastructure And Environment: From the Evaluation Cooperation Group of the International Financial Institutions was commissioned by the Evaluation Coordination Group (ECG) to evaluate members' experiences regarding the detrimental impacts of infrastructure on the environment and to enhance infrastructure's positive contribution to the environment. It finds that a more proactive and comprehensive approach, addressing nexus issues at the project level as well as at sectoral and national levels, is needed.
Asian Development Bank (ADB), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
This document, Climate-resilient Planning: A tool for long-term climate adaptation, is intended to facilitate ministries, departments and development organizations in analyzing sector-specific climate issues with a greater understanding of climate variables at the local level and in adop
African Development Bank (AfDB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Investment Bank (EIB), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), World Bank Group
The MDBs’ latest joint report on climate financing said $27.9 billion, or 79 per cent of the 2017 total, was devoted to climate mitigation projects that aim to reduce harmful emissions and slow down global warming.
The report Future Carbon Fund: Delivering Co-Benefits for Sustainable Development reflects how Clean Development Mechanism projects supported by the Future Carbon Fund not only reduce GHG emissions but deliver social, environmental, and economic co-benefits contributing to sustainable development in the region.
This tool kit assists staff and consultants of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in conceptualizing and designing gender-responsive projects in the energy sector. It guides users in key questions to be asked and data to be collected during project preparation.
This paper takes stock of developments in Asian and Pacific countries as they prepare to take advantage of emerging financial incentives for forest conservation created through the “REDD+” approach for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and other actions
Policy makers of People’s Republic of China have been experimenting with new approaches to environmental management, resulting in a wide range of policy and program innovations, many under the broad heading of “eco-compensation.”