Asian Development Bank

Gates, ADB Asia Sanitation
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have formed a new partnership agreement to expand and speed up access to safe sanitation in Asia and the Pacific.  “Hundreds of millions of people suffer from poor sanitation and ADB and the Gates Foundation share a common vision for improving the health and dignity of all people in the region,” said Amy Leung, Director of the Urban Development and Water Division in ADB’s Southeast Asia department in a statement yesterday.
Two new wind farm projects in Pakistan have gained UN accreditation under the clean development mechanism (CDM). German-based company UPM has successfully registered two 50 MW wind turbine projects, Foundation Wind Energy-I and Foundation Wind Energy-II, based about 50 kilometers southeast of Karachi.
Consumer goods manufacturing giant Procter & Gamble is looking for a USD385,000 Asian Development Bank grant so they conduct a feasibility study which would lead to zero manufacturing waste operations in the Philippines.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is making a USD30 million equity investment in NSL Renewable Power (NRP), a subsidiary of the NSL Group, an agribusiness-to-infrastructure conglomerate.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending USD200 million in loans to the Dynagreen Environmental Protection Group to help small and medium-sized cities in China turn their growing mountains of solid waste into a sustainable source of renewable energy under an agreement signed on Friday in Beijing.
ADB Asia energy challenge
April 09, 2013
Asia is moving along a dangerously unsustainable energy path that will result in environmental disaster and a gaping divide in energy access between rich and poor unless the region dramatically changes course, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report. “Asia could be consuming more than half the world’s energy supply by 2035, and without radical changes carbon dioxide emissions will double,” said ADB chief economist Changyong Rhee. “Asia must both contain rising demand and explore cleaner energy options, which will require creativity and resolve, with policymakers having to grapple with politically difficult issues like fuel subsidies and regional energy market integration.”
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a USD2 million equity investment in Simpa Networks, a company that offers a simple, prepaid payment platform to enable affordable clean energy solutions for underserved consumers in India.
More than 75 percent of countries in Asia and the Pacific are experiencing a serious lack of water security, with many of them facing an imminent water crisis unless immediate steps are taken to improve management of water resources, says a new study prepared jointly by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF).
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing USD111.88 million in loans to Vietnamese low-carbon agriculture projects, according to the state-run Vietnam News Service.
A new study from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) shows that Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka could reduce greenhouse gas emission by a fifth by 2020 by introducing a variety of clean technologies at little long-term cost.