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May 2019 – With the help of the Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund, the popular tourist destination of Siargao is working toward avoiding the environmental degradation that befell Boracay by managing water resources and waste disposal. 



May 2019 – The City of Makassar in Indonesia will soon see the benefits of nature-based sanitation and drainage as construction of the pilot site for the Revitalization of Informal Settlements and their Environments technical assistance reaches completion in June.  



March 2019 – British Embassy Manila and some public agencies in the Philippines recently led a one-day forum on green finance to help promote funding geared for a sustainable future.  



December 2018 –The Urban Sector
Group marks a year bolstered by the new ADB Strategy 2030 that includes a key operational priority on livable cities, as well as milestone projects in Nepal and Tajikistan, notable training sessions, and participation in international conferences.



December 2018 – The Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund (UCCRTF) has recently published a set of three briefing notes that helps to define the concept of urban climate change resilience.


Nature | Resilience 


October 2018 – ADB, supported by the Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund, provided the Ministry of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning with a gap analysis on how to raise the quality of spatial planning and how to integrate urban resilience in the country, starting with Metropolitan Palembang.


ADB supports an ecosystems approach or nature-based approach in planning and implementing development support services for cities. This will ensure a safe and clean environment through water-sensitive designs, restoring water-related ecosystems, bio-engineering, and sound solid waste management practices so that water and land resources are not compromised by urbanization.

July 2019 – Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, but a new threat exists to this already fragile site: flooding. Here are 9 lessons for developing projects that respects cultural heritage and archeology.



August 2018 – An additional $6 million grant from the Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund will widen the scale of urban development interventions under the ADB-financed Coastal Towns project in Bangladesh, lessening the vulnerability of two towns part of the country’s climate vulnerable hotspots.



June 2018 – The country’s largest state combined toilet construction with wide-scale capacity building, behavioral change campaigns, and a three-tiered monitoring process to achieve an open defecation free status in most of its areas.


February 2018 – Every day there is a disaster happening in some part of the world. In Asia and the Pacific, the occurrences are far more frequent and catastrophic, given the exposure and vulnerability of both assets and the masses. But a tap and a click could soon reduce statistics.


January 2018 – Winter in Ulaanbaatar can be harsh. How can urban planning help the Mongolian capital and other wintry cities to become livable?


December 2017 – Cities overflowing with rural to urban migrants and beleaguered with congestion, aging infrastructure, and other associated social and environmental problems are fast becoming the new normal in metropolitan areas worldwide.


November 2017 – We all want the best that money can buy, and that equally applies to municipalities and cities.


July 2017 – The advent of climate change has been a game changer for all.


July 2017 – In South Asia, countries have recognized this need to improve sanitation over the last decade.


July 2017 – Inspired thinking during project preparation led to an innovative solution, incorporating homeless people in managing waste collection and reduction.


July 2017 – Viet Nam is one of the most seriously affected countries worldwide due to climate change impacts such as sea level rise.

July 2017 – The project supported a countrywide residential program to construct 50,000 homes using local construction contractors over a 5-year period.


June 2017 – Indian cities, which contribute more than 60% of the country’s GDP, face a major challenge in managing their wastewater in a scientific manner.

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