GMS Atlas of the Environment - 2nd Edition

Prepared for the 20th Anniversary of the GMS, this second edition of the Atlas offers a unique overview of the exquisite beauty and diversity of the subregion’s natural environment. It also highlights the tremendous progress made by the GMS countries, as well as the need to address the increasing risks that they face. 

Published: 12th December 2012

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ADB News: ADB Ups Support for Projects Promoting Sustainable Development - Report

24th December 2013

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sharply increased support for projects promoting sustainable, inclusive, and environmentally sound growth in Asia and the Pacific, says a new report.

“Strategy 2020, our long-term strategic framework, recognizes the essential role that environmental sustainability plays in poverty reduction and inclusive growth, and the ADB sustainability report for 2011 and 2012 shows we are making headway on many fronts,” said Nessim Ahmad, ADB’s Director for Environment and Safeguards.

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Renewable Energy Developments and Potential for the Greater Mekong Subregion

24th July 2015

This ADB report was produced under the technical assistance project Promoting Renewable Energy, CleanFuels, and Energy Efficiency in the Greater Mekong Subregion (TA 7679). It focused on renewable energydevelopments and potential in five countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS): Cambodia, theLao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam. It assessed the potential of solar,wind, biomass, and biogas as sources of renewable energy. Technical considerations include the degree andintensity of solar irradiation, average wind speeds, backup capacity of grid systems, availability and quality ofagricultural land for biofuel crops, and animal manure concentrations for biogas digester systems. Most GMSgovernments have established plans for reaching these targets and have implemented policy, regulatory, andprogram measures to boost solar, wind, biomass, and biogas forms of renewable energy. Incentives for privatesector investment in renewable energy are increasingly emphasized.

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