Events

ADB Data Room: Managing Infectious Medical Waste during the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 outbreak in Hubei Province, People’s Republic of China (PRC), infectious medical waste increased by 600% from 40 tons per day to 240 tons per day. This quickly overwhelmed existing medical transport and disposal infrastructure around hospitals.

Other countries are likely to face similar challenges. It is critical that additional waste management systems are put in place to help reduce the further spread of COVID-19 and the emergence of other diseases.

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Virtual Conference on Transport Infrastructure Development, Spillover Effects, and Quality of Life

High-quality transport infrastructure development is increasingly important to economic growth and quality of life in Asia and the Pacific.

This conference examined policy papers submitted to ADBI on high-speed rail and other transport infrastructure projects and their spillover effects on the economy, environment, society, and quality of life. The focus was on the introduction of measures to boost project planning, implementation, and operations, as well as replicate the results in new projects.

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ADB-ECB Workshop on NPL Resolution in Asia and Europe

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Audit is Life

Heidi Lloce Mendoza, former Undersecretary General for Internal Oversight Services of the United Nations and former Commissioner of the Philippines' Commission on Audit, talked about her new book Audit is Life. The book covers the stories that happened during audit but are not included in an audit report. The book also shares how these stories contain important lessons in life. 

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Innovation Technologies for Air Quality Management

Sean Wihera of Clarity Movement discussed their organization’s experiences on applications of new low-cost air quality management technologies that enable advanced performance-based allocations for smaller or highly localized clean air investments. Specifically he discussed how real-time emissions data can be used to better calculate the public health benefits and corresponding economic benefits of city/ neighborhood-scale investments, such as zero emission public transportation.

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Workshop on Integrated Flood Risk Management

Disaster Risk Reduction Policies in Japan

Event: ADBI-ICHARM Policy Dialogue on Water-Related Disaster Resilience Under Climate Change

Disaster Risk Reduction Policies in Japan

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This presentation provides a comprehensive overview of the legislative and Institutional arrangements of disaster risk reduction in Japan. It also shares details on the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders under disasters of different risk categories. 

Climate Change, Flood Early Warning System, and River Flood Disasters

Event: ADBI-ICHARM Policy Dialogue on Water-Related Disaster Resilience Under Climate Change

Climate Change, Flood Early Warning System, and River Flood Disasters

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This material introduces the climate change vulnerability of Myanmar and emphasizes the importance of the flood early warning system in managing disaster risk. It also gives an overview of the current flood warning-related systems in Mayanmar and discusses the government’s future plans.

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PRC’s Transport Infrastructure Development and Quality of Life

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has put over 25,000 kilometers of dedicated high-speed railway lines into operation since 2008, far more than the rest of the world. The PRC also continues to actively develop transport infrastructure generally under its ambitious Built and Road Initiative.

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Block Heater Technology Business Fair

 

During the cold winter days most citizens often idle their car engines for long periods to warm the engine and interior. This unnecessarily wastes fuel, costs money, causes excess engine wear and tear, and produces greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and harmful air pollutants.