Environment Program: Greening Growth in Asia and the Pacific, Asian Development Bankby: Asian Development Bank (ADB) The Asian Development Bank has published a report on greening growth in the Asia and the Pacific region. The report identifies the challenges faced by ADB’s developing member countries which are experiencing some of the highest economic growth rates in the world. The Bank recognises that although this growth has improved the living conditions of nearly half a billion people, the environmental carrying capacity of the region has been subject to immense pressure.
The document highlights the natural resources available in the region and the environmentrelated challenges associated with them, with the aim to increase awareness amongst the borrowers, clients, development partners, civil society (incl NGOs), the private sector and other stakeholders of the ADB. The report documents the efforts the ADB is employing to incorporate environmental concerns into country development strategies and investment operations. The ADB’s initiatives, programs and partnership related to its environmental operations are discussed alongside options to help achieve environmentally sustainable growth in the region for the future.