Introduction to the impacts of toxic pollution and the work of the Blacksmith Institute. Toxic pollution poses health risks to over 100 million people, particularly children, in low- and middle-income countries. Blacksmith works with local partners, NGOs and governments to cleanup the world's most polluted places.
In Puerto Princesa, a city in the southern Philippines, the government and motorized tricycle drivers have joined forces to reduce noise and air pollution through the use of cleaner technologies, repair and maintenance training, and alternative livelihoods.
Villagers in Viet Nam's Lam Dong Province are seeing their incomes rise under a new initiative that enhances families' livelihoods while protecting the surrounding forests. The project is part of ADB's Poverty and Environment Program.
In a small village in Papua New Guinea's West New Britain islands, women like Anchila walk 4 kilometers each to a river they use to wash their clothes and children -- and to stock up on drinking water. The village's children have long suffered from water-borne illnesses. Today a new, environmentally friendly clean water system provides the village with safe, accessible drinking water, and the village's children are thriving. It's part of ADB's Poverty and Environment Program.
Flooding and soil erosion are major hazards that threaten the Lukaya River basin in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Located in the outskirts of Kinshasa, this basin is an important source of water supply for the capital.