This publication examines the enormous potential for scaling up green business development in Asia and the Pacific, by reviewing green markets, technologies and practices before offering a set of policy options to enable governments and finance institutions to accelerate green business development in the region
This Asian Development Bank guidance note, Scaling Up Resilience-Building Measures through Community-Driven Development Projects, proposes a framework that recommends five key considerations that should be factored in the design and implementation of community-driven development projects to ensure that they deliver on scaling up of resilience-building measures.
Energy Technology Innovation in South Asia: Implications for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion addresses how energy systems and services can improve women’s economic empowerment. It argues that integrating gender equity considerations into technology design and drawing women into this process is not only an equal employment opportunity issue, but is also crucially about how the world we live in is shaped, and for whom.
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.