Asian Development Bank

Climate change central to new China-ADB partnership

Date of Release: 
Feb 17 2016

The ADB said the 2016-20 strategy will broaden and deepen various aspects of the partnership, including lending, knowledge sharing and the promotion of south-south cooperation.

However, the first priority of the strategy, according to Ayumi Konishi, director general of the ADB’s East Asia Department, will be addressing climate change and environmental management in line with commitments China made at climate talks in Paris last December.

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New environmental impact rules released

Date of Release: 
Jan 15 2016

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Procedure – approved by the cabinet in November – was drafted with support from Asian Development Bank and based on guidelines from the International Finance Corporation. They are tailored for Myanmar, with the government also drawing conclusions from the experiences of its neighbours. The procedures were issued in Nay Pyi Taw.

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ASEAN Chief Justices Reaffirm Commitment to Environmental Law Enforcement, Regional Cooperation

Date of Release: 
Dec 7 2015

The Fifth ASEAN Chief Justices’ Roundtable on Environment was organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and hosted by the Supreme Court of Cambodia in Siem Reap on 3-5 December. High court judges from all 10 ASEAN countries and ADB’s General Counsel, Christopher Stephens, discussed the challenges faced by ASEAN countries when applying laws on the environment and climate change, and determining complex issues of environmental impact, damage assessment, and valuation and adjudication, according to ADB.

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ADB approves 300-mln-USD loan to support air pollution control in Beijing

Date of Release: 
Dec 11 2015

MANILA, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Asian Development bank has approved its first policy-based loan of 300 million U.S. dollars to China to help address air pollution problem in Beijing.

Part of the loan will also go to air pollution control programs in Tianjin municipality and Hebei province, both neighboring Beijing, said the bank on Thursday.

The loan accompanies expected cofinancing from KfW development bank of 150 million euros in support of the estimated expenditure of the Hebei Clean Air Action Plan 2015-2016 of 4.8 billion U.S. dollars in Hebei Province.

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