The environmental group Greenpeace in the Philippines is taking advantage of a scientific study by a U.S.-based climate analyst that identified several foreign companies as among the top emitters of carbon dioxide since the mid-18th century.
The ADB 2014 Annual Report reviews ADB's operations, projects, internal administration, and financial management. It includes the complete financial statements and opinions of independent auditors. Organizational and operational tables are presented in PDF and Excel formats.
Over the past 20 years, environmental, energy, and climate policies have been decided behind closed doors – with little input from the people who will be most affected by the outcome of the negotiations. Policy design has been driven by technocratic considerations that ignored or was simply uninterested in ordinary people’s priorities. As a result, clean air, renewable energy, and green spaces have all too often been sacrificed to the notion that environmentally friendly legislation increases costs and red tape for businesses and ultimately hurts the economy.
The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how investment towards low-carbon development could be materialized in Asia. A thorough review of current financial assistance for developing countries in Asia was conducted, and the amount of funding proved to be relatively modest to achieve the aim.
Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on Samoa as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.