Infrastructure

$4.1 billion committed to help developing countries meet environmental goals.

A fresh injection of $4.1 billion from the international community has been made available to help prevent biodiversity loss and reduce...

How stoves are tackling health, environment and gender equality issues in Lao DPR

The World Bank, in partnership with the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), is replacing over 50,000 charcoal and wood...

Flash floods hit Kenya after months of drought

Heavy rain and flooding has caused large scale destruction and displacement in Kenya. The flooding has hit Mandera country and the town...

‘Green’ coastal protection solutions could prevent damages worth $50 billion in the Gulf of Mexico

New research in the PLOS One peer reviewed journal reveals that nature-based solutions are more cost effective than artificial solutions...

Only 1% of aid funding is spent on pre-primary education despite its recognised importance

A new report by charity TheirWorld has revealed that pre-primary education receives only 1% of aid funding. Research consistently proves...

World Bank approves $55 million to support renewable energy projects in rural Bangladesh

The World Bank has approved $55 million to grow clean and renewable energy in rural areas of Bangladesh that is cut off from electricity...

IOM, Japan and Bangladesh are working together to bring clean water to Rohingya refugees

The UN Migration Agency (IOM), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Bangladesh’s Department of Public Health...

Combining sustainability and profitability in Asia

Across Asia a number of companies are beginning to recognise the power of sustainability in driving profits. Some of Asia’s largest...

World Water Day – What Threat Does Water Pose to Asia?

March 22nd 2018 marks the 25th Annual World Water Day which aims to highlight the importance of freshwater and advocate for the sustainable...

Investment in water infrastructure needs to double, reports UN and World Bank

The United Nations and The World Bank released their report yesterday ‘Making Every Drop Count – An Agenda for Water Action’....

Solar power gets another boost from India, France and the ADB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) have signed a new agreement to promote the development of...

Japan signs $5.2 million agreement with UNDP to support six Pacific nations

Last week the government of Japan signed a USD$5.2 million agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to upscale...