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14 May 2009 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - ADB Board of Directors has approved a US$5 million grant to help Central and West Asia address the impacts of climate change on the region.

The assistance will be through policy and capacity development and supporting investments in climate change adaptation.

"Climate change is taking its toll on the region, with declining crop yields, retreat of glaciers, increased diseases and heat stress, and changes in ecosystem functions," says Mark Kunzer, Environment Specialist of ADB's Central and West Asia Department.

In the future, climate change is …

19 Dec 2000 description
report IRIN

PAKISTAN: Highest mortality rate among children in South Asia

14 Dec 2000 description
report IRIN

PAKISTAN: Sharif pardon invokes harsh criticism

20 Nov 2000 description
report IRIN

TAJIKISTAN: Red Cross warns of starvation danger