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ADB Distinguished Speakers Program: Isaac Ehrlich

Preserving Biodiversity in the Philippines’ New Clark City Project

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Preserving Biodiversity in the Philippines’ New Clark City Project

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ADB is supporting the New Clark City (NCC) in assessing impacts on water resources and biodiversity. In this session, scientists presented findings on NCC's flora, fauna, and aquatic ecosystems, including an analysis of land-use change and future scenarios vis-a-vis urban development. Integrating biodiversity-friendly, nature-based approaches was discussed. 

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From Plastic Waste to Transitional Shelters—The Circular Economy for Healthy Oceans

François Lesage, CEO of Plastic Flamingo, shared the social enterprise’s creative way to help address marine plastic pollution and post-disaster recovery—a transitional shelter made from 100% recycled plastic waste. He discussed the value of the circular economy not only for healthy oceans, but also for green cities. 

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Agile Governance in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Innovation is said to promote productivity. Organizations, therefore, need to look into those factors that bring in innovation to remain relevant and become agile. 
 
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Seminar on International Rules and Practices for Secure International Trade

This seminar guided the participants through the typical trade and supply chain finance cycle, identifying the correct trade product for different stages and situations and how to apply them for best results and development impact. The seminar was case study-driven and focused on the correct application of international trade finance rules and standards, including discussion on Basel implications, supply chain finance, and initiatives on environmental safeguards in trade finance transactions.

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Built on Sand: Why Livable Cities Need to Find a Sustainable Source

Aggregate extraction or industrial sand mining – that is, the removal of sand and gravel from its natural environment to be used for construction – is “the environmental catastrophe you’ve never heard of”, says the World Economic Forum.

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Applying Circular Economy in Water Supply and Wastewater Management

Water systems and utilities under the circular economy model ensure that the value and usefulness of resources are preserved for a long time. 

In this knowledge sharing session, Claudio de Jesus of Águas de Portugal discussed the opportunity for water utilities to shift from a conventional operational model to one that supports the circular economy, maximizing the use and value of water and conserving both natural and financial capital. 

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Smart Urban Water Management: Lessons from Macao Water Utility and ADB Projects in Rajasthan, India

Smart technologies are changing the game in water utility management.

In this knowledge sharing session, ADB staff who attended a week-long training on smart water utility management and innovations in the urban water sector with the Macao Water Utility shared insights and experiences gained from the event.  They also shared some good practices from a well-managed water operator such as the Macao Water Utility, which can be adopted in ADB's urban projects.

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Knowledge Sharing Session on Integrity Perils of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Advances in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies are gaining significant attention across the development sector, but they may open new avenues for integrity risks and corruption. ADB's Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department and Office of Anticorruption and Integrity are promoting a balance between the hype and the future potential of these solutions versus the risks of corruption.

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ADB Seminar Series - Ocean Health: Actions from Source to Sea