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The second Knowledge Sharing Series session will be on 19 February 2016, Friday, with the theme "Sustainable Urban Transport: Realizing the New Climate Change Agenda and Initiatives in BRT and Road Safety."  This 2-hour live and interactive video conference will feature speakers and discussants from ADB, World Resources Institute (WRI) and officials from the People's Republic of China, among others.  Find out how you can join for free!  Read More »

 

Spread of Zika, Other Emerging Infectious Diseases Linked with SDG, Climate Change Issues

 

 

Dr. Aysha Akhtar, in her recent article for the Huffington Post, listed five major reasons for the rise of emerging infectious diseases, such as the Zika virus.  The reaons are inextricably linked with sustainable development and climate change issues related to urban transport, urban and water development, agriculture and food security, and environmental sustainability.  Read More »

 

ADB and IRRI Develop Water-Saving Techniques that are Key to Growing Asia's Future Rice

 

 

As Asia faces water shortage due to climate change, the ADB and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) are developing new rice varieties and farming techniques that rely on less water but do not decrease yield productivity.  Read More »