Featured: Urban Resilience

Most cities are currently focusing their resources on the immediate management and response to COVID-19, such as wearing masks and frequent handwashing. Photo credit: ADB.

It is time to revisit urban strategies and revise the urbanization process and practices to build back better post-pandemic cities.

Fast-growing cities must keep up with the needs of an increasing population, such as for basic services like clean water and sanitation facilities. Photo credit: ADB.

Cities in Asia and the Pacific need to scale up investments in resilient infrastructure amid increasing climate and disaster risks.

Tianjin Cultural Park in the People’s Republic of China is one of the successful examples of water sensitive urban design. Photo credit: ADB.

This nature-based solution can help cities become more livable, reduce the risk of flooding, and transform urban spaces into vibrant centers for the community.


SDG 13: Climate Action

In the People's Republic of China, an eco-compensation scheme helped boost farmers' income while protecting the environment. Photo credit: ADB.

Economic incentives push producers and consumers to use resources more efficiently and reduce environmental costs as well as spur innovative practices.

Carbon capture, utilization, and storage technologies can support efforts of countries to curb carbon dioxide emissions from using fossil fuels. Photo exclusively licensed to ADB until 2022.

Injecting carbon dioxide into mature oil fields can boost production and store this climate-warming gas underground permanently.

Poverty and lack of opportunities make women more vulnerable to climate and disaster risks. Photo credit: ADB.

Investments should seek to strengthen women’s capacities to anticipate, absorb, and adapt to the impacts of natural hazards and climate change and contribute to sustainable development.