Accelerating the Deployment of Clean Technologies in Asia

Event: Knowledge Partnership for Clean Energy

Accelerating the Deployment of Clean Technologies in Asia

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Energy demand is projected to increase annually through 2035. An alternative approach to meeting this challenge is the scaling up of low-carbon technology (LCT) and energy efficiency. IPEx, a technology market place and brokerage platform, is designed to facilitate the transfer and deployment of new LCTs in developing Asia.

The Energy Effect of Urban Water Security, Lessons from the Australian Millennium Drought, and Related Analysis

Event: Quantifying the Energy Effect of Urban Water Security

The Energy Effect of Urban Water Security, Lessons from the Australian Millennium Drought, and Related Analysis

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Urban water supply and use have a large energy impact. Rising energy use and cost also pose signficant risks to the water sector. Better understanding and management of  the links between water and energy could help countries formulate a sustainable, whole-system approach that would ensure water and energy security and resiliency.

Mongolia: Why Follow the Money?

Event: Governance Cooperation Fund: Open Government Partnership Knowledge Exchange and Learning Event

Mongolia: Why Follow the Money?

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Advancing budget transparency requires collaborative efforts of various stakeholders. In Mongolia, there have been efforts to uphold transparency, including the participation of citizens in the monitoring of public funds. 

Advocating Freedom of Information Law in Indonesia

Event: Governance Cooperation Fund: Open Government Partnership Knowledge Exchange and Learning Event

Advocating Freedom of Information Law in Indonesia

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Indonesia has a wealth of experience in advocating for Freedom of Information, details of which are discussed in this presentation. 

Introducing the Open Government Partnership

Event: Governance Cooperation Fund: Open Government Partnership Knowledge Exchange and Learning Event

Introducing the Open Government Partnership

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The Open Government Partnership (OGP) has a set of mechanics and eligibility criteria that countries who wish to join should comply with. This presentation outlines the actions collectively taken by the members of the OGP. 

Interview Video - Green City Development Tool Kit

Event: Green City Development Tool Kit

Interview Video - Green City Development Tool Kit

ICF International’s Emma Lewis introduces the green city development toolkit and its purpose. She discusses the “when” and “why” in using the toolkit. Asian Development Bank’s Urban Development experts Andrew Mcintyre and Jingmin Huang shares their thoughts on what makes a city “green,” and the important elements that create one.

Session Video - Green City Development Tool Kit

Event: Green City Development Tool Kit

Session Video - Green City Development Tool Kit

ICF International’s Emma Lewis presents the three-step city assessment framework, and discusses existing tools and resources for green and sustainable urban development. The tool kit is a reference for Asian Development Bank staff, consultants, and city leaders that introduces key concepts of green city development, and identifies crosscutting issues that help in designing urban programs to support city development in a green and sustainable manner.

Green City Development Tool Kit

Event: Green City Development Tool Kit

Green City Development Tool Kit

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The Green City Development Toolkit outlines a three-step city assessment framework and provides a summary of existing tools and resources for sustainable development. Users will gain greater understanding of key issues that will assist in the preparation and design of green city development programs and projects in Asian cities. 

Support for the Establishment of Waste-to-fuel Technology in the Transport Sector in Bangladesh

Event: Waste-to-Fuel Technology Training

Support for the Establishment of Waste-to-fuel Technology in the Transport Sector in Bangladesh

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The Dhaka case study is based on the joint consulting project of Asian Development Bank and the government of the Republic of Korea and The Export-Import Bank of Korea under a Knowledge Sharing Program. Similar to the Karachi case study, the Dhaka example is about the possibility of developing a waste-to-fuel system that can establish a sustainable transport network in the city. This presentation provides an extensive assessment of the project, its current status in Bangladesh, implementation, and the issues tackled. 

Karachi (Pakistan) Waste-to-Fuel Potential

Event: Waste-to-Fuel Technology Training

Karachi (Pakistan) Waste-to-Fuel Potential

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Following the fundamentals of waste-to-fuel technologies and the experience of the Republic of Korea, this presentation concentrates on the Karachi case study. As the largest and most populous city of Pakistan, Karachi generates a multitude of waste that primarily end up in canals, the river, and the Arabian Sea. There is a huge opportunity to address the waste issues of Karachi by segregating the waste and converting it into biogas, which could then be used as fuel for public transportation.