ADB’s Approach to the Climate Change Challenge

Climate Change Operational Framework 2017–2030

Asia and the Pacific are at the center of the climate change battle. Rising temperatures and sea levels are expected to have serious impacts on the people and the economy of this region in the coming decades. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is working with its members to identify solutions for addressing climate change and to implement those solutions. ADB’s approach is presented in its new Climate Change Operational Framework 2017–2030: Enhanced Actions for Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate-Resilient Development.

This framework provides direction for enhancing resilience and supporting climate adaptation and mitigation actions in ADB operations and business processes.

The Climate Change Operational Framework 2017–2030 positions ADB to facilitate, collaboratively and proactively, a regional shift toward a low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development path. The operational framework provides guidance across all ADB sector and thematic groups to strengthen climate actions, operationalizing ADB’s commitment to provide at least $6 billion per year in climate change financing from its own resources by 2020. It outlines actions and the institutional measures to be implemented to enable ADB to meet the climate needs of its developing members.

Sources:

Climate Change Operational Framework 2017–2030: Enhanced Actions for Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate-Resilient Development

https://www.adb.org/documents/climate-change-operational-framework-2017-2030

ADB’s Approach to the Climate Change Challenge

https://www.adb.org/news/features/adb-s-approach-climate-change-challenge