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Action Pledges


Climate change adaptation programming

Partner Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Date of submission 01/05/2009


Action pledge

In its long-term strategic framework 2008-2020, the ADB has refocused its operations into five core specializations, in support of needs expressed by developing country members, to include support on environment and climate change adaptation.  The objective of the programme is to encourage greater investments in ADB developing member country partners to address the causes and consequences of climate change, alongside ADB's own assistance in various related sectors.

Action pledge updates 

ADB Action pledge update

This update was provided as a contribution to and is summarised in the Nairobi work programme publication "Action Pledges: Making a difference on the ground. A synthesis of outcomes, good practices, lessons learned, and future challenges and opportunities".


ADB Action Pledge update 

This update brings the latest activities from the ADB on promoting development and dissemination of methodologies and tools for climate change impact and vulnerability assessments.

Further information

ADB and Climate Change Adaptation 

Regional focus Asia and the Pacific
Sector Business
Education and training
Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Human health
Oceans and coastal areas
Terrestrial ecosystems
Transport, infrastructure and human settlements
Water resources
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Climate-resilient development planning
Communications and awareness-raising
Financial support
Pilot adaptation programmes/projects
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Socio-economic information
Target group Policy makers

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.