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Environment Specialist, Climate Change, Resilience, and Environment Cluster, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department, Asian Development Bank
Isao Endo is an Environment Specialist working on natural resource management at ADB. He manages technical assistance to promote natural capital investments with a focus on nature-based solutions and market-based instruments, supporting ADB’s operation to integrate these innovative approaches into project design. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Sophia University and a master's degree in Environmental Management from Yale University.
In the Philippines, solutions that respect river dynamics and ecosystem functions were adopted to keep vulnerable communities safe from natural hazards.
Water tariff reforms coupled with personnel training, social contracts, and technology updates can make water utilities more efficient.
A national program promotes forest conservation and protection while creating sustainable livelihoods for communities.
In India, auctions were found to be better than regulator-designed tariffs in determining the procurement price for solar-generated electricity.
In Indonesia, a rating system encourages companies to step up efforts in controlling water pollution.
Electronics manufacturers are held accountable for the full life cycle of their products but receive incentives for proper disposal.
Market-based instruments offer effective and innovative solutions for reducing water pollution and promoting efficient water use.
A market-based approach for reducing air pollution offers countries in the region great potential for flexibility and innovation.
Asia’s cities need innovative solutions to manage increasing volumes of waste.
Economic incentives push producers and consumers to use resources more efficiently and reduce environmental costs as well as spur innovative practices.