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Main Milestones
2017
The Ocean Conference
2015
Addis Ababa Action Agenda
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Paris Agreement
2014
SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway
2013
High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
2012
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, RIO +20: the Future We Want
2010
Five-year review of the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation: MSI+5
2005
BPOA+10: Mauritius Strategy of Implementation
2002
World Summit on Sustainable (WSSD) Rio+10: Johannesburg Plan of Implementation
1999
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)+5
1997
UNGASS -19: Earth Summit +5
1994
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)
1993
Start of CSD
1992
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: Agenda 21
1987
Our Common Future
1972
United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference)
Creation of UNEP
Environment Program: Greening Growth in Asia and the Pacific
Asian Development Bank, 2011
by: 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.