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Case study

Asian Development Bank (ADB) makes climate change core to operations through series of strategy and policy changes

In 2008, ADB made climate change a part of the broader agenda of environmentally sustainable growth under its long-term strategic framework, Strategy 20203. In parallel, ADB initiated an institution-wide exercise to prepare, on a sub-regional basis, climate change implementation plans (CCIPs) to identify high priority areas for climate change assistance to the DMCs and…
Key points
  • Mainstreaming climate change into operations is a lengthy process that requires establishing policies and implementing actions on climate change early on.
  • Strong management support is key to successful mainstreaming.
  • Cooperation and support from various departments is needed for successful mainstreaming.