July 01, 2017ADB
A Region at Risk: The Human Dimensions of Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific
Recent regional climate change projections have consequences for human systems, particularly for developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.
Asia and the Pacific continues to be exposed to climate change impacts. Home to the majority of the world’s poor, the population of the region is particularly vulnerable to those impacts. Unabated warming could largely diminish previous achievements of economic development and improvements, putting the future of the region at risk.
The report discusses the most recent projections pertaining to climate change and climate change impacts in Asia and the Pacific, and the consequences of these changes to human systems, particularly for developing countries. It also highlights gaps in the existing knowledge and identifies avenues for continued research.
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June 30, 2017the Stimson Center’s Southeast Asia
Mekong Power Shift: Emerging Trends in the GMS Power Sector
Join the Stimson Center’s Southeast Asia team for a cocktail reception and discussion of how the renewable energy transition, environmental movements, and regional power trade are reshaping the way we think about the Mekong region’s power sector. Co-authors Courtney Weatherby and Brian Eyler will launch their new publication “Mekong Power Shift: Emerging Trends in the GMS Power Sector” and have a discussion on how these trends could reduce Cambodia’s development of hydropower and fossil fuels in the future.
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June 01, 2017ADB
Lessons from ADB Transport Projects: Moving Goods, Connecting People, and Disseminating Knowledge
From in-country to cross-country connections, whether by land, air, or water, transport is a key ingredient that enables nations to achieve economic and social development goals.
ADB has been working with developing member countries to improve roads, airports, waterways, and other transport infrastructures to provide people with better access to economic opportunities, public services, domestic and international markets. This publication shares 20 case stories bearing practical knowledge and lessons for transport projects across Asia and the Pacific region under different socioeconomic and political situations.
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May 16, 2017EcoAgriculture Partners, IUCN
Business for Sustainable Landscapes
This report draws widely from the diverse experience of landscape partnerships to analyze the challenges and opportunities for businesses and their partners, and lays out critical actions needed by businesses themselves, and by financial institutions, governments and landscape programs, to improve the effectiveness of landscape partnerships and replicate the approach in many more places.Business-for-Sustainable-Landscapes-An-Action-Agenda-for-Sustainable-Development-May-2017.pdf (4 MB)Click to close
May 12, 2017UNEP
Green Technology Choices: The Environmental and Resource Implications of Low-Carbon Technologies
Big wins for human health, natural resources in switch to energy efficiency
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- Low-carbon technologies aid clean air, save water and cut land use
- 25 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and 17 million tonnes of particulates a year could be avoided through low-carbon and energy efficiency technologies
May 01, 2017ADB
Banking on the Future of Asia and the Pacific: 50 Years of The Asian Development Bank
This book is a history of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), a multilateral development bank established 50 years ago to serve Asia and the Pacific.
Focusing on the region’s economic development, the evolution of the international development agenda, and the story of ADB itself, Banking on the Future of Asia and the Pacific raises several key questions: What are the outstanding features of regional development to which ADB had to respond? How has the bank grown and evolved in changing circumstances? How did ADB’s successive leaders promote reforms while preserving continuity with the efforts of their predecessors? ADB has played an important role in the transformation of Asia and the Pacific over the past 50 years. As ADB continues to evolve and adapt to the region’s changing development landscape, the experiences highlighted in this book can provide valuable insight on how best to serve Asia and the Pacific in the future.50years-adb.pdf (5 MB)Click to close
May 01, 2017ADB
Financing Asian Irrigation: Choices Before Us
By 2050, agriculture will need to produce 100% more food in developing countries. Improved irrigation productivity and greater financial sustainability are critical.
Water resources are becoming increasingly scarce in the Asia Pacific region. By 2050, agriculture will need to produce 100% more food in developing countries. Climate change and rapid population growth will place new pressures on already scarce water resources. Improved irrigation productivity—more crop per drop—and greater financial sustainability are critical. Estimates for the Asian region place a $12.31 billion annual investment required for irrigation between 2005 and 2013.
This publication looks into how the Asia and Pacific region is addressing the need to sustainably fund large-scale, publicly owned and managed surface irrigation and drainage systems.financing-asian-immigration.pdf (2 MB)Click to close
May 01, 2017ADB
Risk Financing for Rural Climate Resilience in the Greater Mekong Subregion
This report presents the findings of a climate risk financing study conducted by the GMS Core Environment Program in 28 rural communities in Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Viet Nam. It provides an overview of the frequency and severity of climate-related disasters for the communities, the impact of these on rural livelihoods, and how local people currently manage climate risks. The report also explores what climate risk financing strategies could be applied in such communities, including the potential costs and benefits.
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April 24, 2017SEI
SEI Annual Report 2016
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April 01, 2017FAO
Agroforestry in rice production landscapes in Southeast Asia: a practical manual
This publication represents an output of work conducted on trees outside forests (TOF) as part of Regional Rice Initiative (RRI) Phase 2. It provides practical information on the status, benefits and techniques related the use of TOF in rice production landscapes in Southeast Asia. The manual describes the main rice-based farming systems in Southeast Asia, discusses the potential of agroforestry in enhancing the livelihood of smallholder farmers in rice growing areas in Southeast Asia, and gives an overview of traditional and innovative practices integrating trees in rice-based farms and landscapes. The manual also provides practical information to guide the planning, design and management of agroforestry in rice production systems in Southeast Asia, including case studies from several countries in the region.a-i7137e.pdf (5 MB)Click to close