Engineers learn how to install solar panels at PEKA SINERGI in Indonesia. Photo credit: PEKA SINERGI

Cross-sectoral collaboration is essential to tackle the demand for new skill sets in the future.

Some climate-vulnerable countries, like those in the Pacific, have entered risk pooling schemes to cover loss and damage from climate change impacts. Photo credit: ADB.

Several national and regional initiatives address the risks of loss and damage associated with climate change impacts.

Bandung in West Java, located just south of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, is one of Southeast Asia’s fast-rising cities. Studies show that the balanced and holistic development of second-tiered cities and towns can help ease the pressure of urbanization on a country’s primary cities. Photo credit: ADB.

Asia's rapid urbanization requires the balanced and holistic development of second-tier cities and towns to release pressure from congested megacities.

Developing renewable energy and water systems on small islands present significant challenges.  Photo credit: ADB

The keys to success: link education, experience and tourism to create benefits while considering local conditions such as topography and climate.

Centers of excellence may be used as a policy tool to help supply highly skilled individuals for key sectors of the economy. Photo credit: ADB.

Establishing centers of excellence can be a fast and cost-effective way for countries and industries to create much-needed specialists.

Advances in technology can help aid agencies reach people in need securely, quickly, and more cost effectively. Photo credit: ADB.

A fintech company uses blockchain technology and digital IDs to help ensure that aid reaches the right person at the right time.

Electronics engineering students in Indonesia design their own printed circuit boards at one of the campus' numerous electronics labs. Photo Credit: ADB

From small villages to Silicon Valley, modern technology is giving rise to new leaders and entrepreneurs, as well as innovative companies.

Financial instruments that can better address slow-onset events, such as sea-level rise and droughts, need to be further developed as the potential costs are still largely unknown. Photo credit: ADB.

Countries need to build capacity and develop financial solutions for different climate risks, including those that can better address slow-onset events.

Catastrophe bonds allow climate vulnerable countries to raise capital that can be disbursed quickly as soon as pre-defined trigger events, such as a storm surge or an abnormal rise in seawater level, occur. Photo credit: ADB.

A financial instrument to help governments finance disaster relief and post-disaster reconstruction without over-stressing their fiscal budgets



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