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The world’s number one government-affiliated think tank. ADBI is the think tank of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

    As pandemic bonds hit the market, what can Asia do to ensure its green bond growth potential?

    As pandemic bonds hit the market, what can Asia do to ensure its green bond growth potential?

    As pandemic bonds hit the market, what can Asia do to ensure its green bond growth potential?

    The green bond market in Asia and the Pacific has been shaken by the economic impacts of COVID-19. Now competing with pandemic bonds, green bond issuance faces new challenges.

    In this podcast, ADBI research fellow, Dina Azhgaliyeva, explains the rising importance of green bonds for the region, the outlook for green bond issuance, and how policymakers can promote the market’s post-pandemic growth.

    The views in this podcast do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI).

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    Green Investments: Renewable Energy
    https://bit.ly/3iA4sCL

    Green Bonds for Financing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Southeast Asia: A Review of Policies
    https://bit.ly/2Fyb6et

    Achieving policy objectives for green bonds in ASEAN
    https://bit.ly/35GHDcM

    • 8 min
    Japan’s wastewater lessons in the face of shocks provide timely sanitation solutions for Asia

    Japan’s wastewater lessons in the face of shocks provide timely sanitation solutions for Asia

    Significant progress has been made to address the lack of proper sanitation in developing Asia and the Pacific, though it remains a persistent and increasingly pronounced challenge in many places now grappling with the impacts of rapid development and COVID19-related sanitation needs.

    In this podcast, water expert Takuya Urakami of Kindai University in Osaka discusses Japan’s complex sewage and wastewater services architecture and how its lessons learned in the face of socioeconomic shocks could provide a timely boost to the region’s sanitation development.

    The views in this podcast do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI).

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    • 7 min
    The new and unexpected ways Mobility as a Service systems could affect Asia’s cities

    The new and unexpected ways Mobility as a Service systems could affect Asia’s cities

    COVID-19 is not the only force disrupting transportation systems and mobility. The rise of Mobility as a Service systems such as Uber, Grab, and other smart mobility solutions continue to impact the sector too in new and unforeseen ways, particularly in Asia and the Pacific’s growing cities.

    In this podcast, Satish Ukkusuri, a civil engineering professor at Purdue University and Director of its Urban Mobility Networks and Intelligence Lab, discusses the move towards Mobility as a Service, or MaaS systems, and their implications for the future of sustainable urban development in the region.

    The views in this podcast do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI).

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    Related link
    Distinguished Speaker Series Webinar: Can Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Technologies Make Cities Smarter?
    https://bit.ly/2DXujWl

    • 7 min
    What more can be done to attract wary investors in Asian infrastructure?

    What more can be done to attract wary investors in Asian infrastructure?

    Though COVID-19 continues to weigh on mobility and consumption, demand for infrastructure in Asia and the Pacific is expected to remain high over the coming years and exceed increasingly pandemic-stretched public budgets. In this podcast, Wu Weiping, Professor of Urban Planning at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, discusses the outlook for private infrastructure financing and growth in the region’s emerging economies. She highlights the gaps between infrastructure investment demand and the interests of private and institutional investors, as well as strategies for bridging this divide.

    The views in this podcast do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI).

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    https://bit.ly/3fMzgxN

    Related link
    Distinguished Speaker Series Webinar: Private and Institutional Investment in Urban Infrastructure
    https://bit.ly/33RiQSv

    • 8 min
    Could AI be the answer to Asia’s mounting education delivery challenges?

    Could AI be the answer to Asia’s mounting education delivery challenges?

    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to significantly disrupt teaching and learning around the world. In this podcast, former Minister of Education, Science, and Technology of the Republic of Korea, Ju-Ho Lee, discusses teaching reform priorities, against this backdrop. Lee, now a professor at the Korea Development Institute, goes on to describe how artificial intelligence-based High-Touch High-Tech education could be the right learning model for Asia and the Pacific at the right time.

    The views in this podcast do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI).

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    https://bit.ly/3jTmzEI

    Related links
    Confronting COVID-19: ADBI Solutions for Asia and the Pacific
    https://bit.ly/3jXS6Fo

    Distinguished Speaker Series Webinar: High-Touch High-Tech Education: Transforming Post-COVID-19 Education
    https://bit.ly/3g8WnDP

    • 6 min
    How can digitalization deliver a pandemic soft landing for Asian economies?

    How can digitalization deliver a pandemic soft landing for Asian economies?

    Capitalizing on the accelerating digital transformation of economies in the COVID-19 era will be key to crisis recovery, according to Asian Development Bank Institute Dean Tetsushi Sonobe. In this podcast, he explains why and the policy implications for developing Asia and the Pacific.

    The views in this podcast do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI).

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    https://bit.ly/2WIYbf4

    Related link
    Confronting COVID-19: ADBI Solutions for Asia and the Pacific
    https://bit.ly/3jXS6Fo

    • 4 min

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