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A view of a container port in Viet Nam.

ASEAN Taxonomy Defines Sustainable Activities in Transport, Construction Sectors

May 16, 2024

Southeast Asia advanced efforts to guide capital and funding toward sustainable activities in carbon-intensive sectors.
Community members helping to bring in a fishing haul from the shore.

Ocean-Based Climate Action Can Bring Indonesia Closer to Net Zero

January 18, 2024

Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku, and Papua have untapped ocean resources that could help the country meet and raise its climate ambition.
Refueling an aircraft. Photo credit: iStock/aapsky

Southeast Asia Poised to Become a Key Supplier of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

December 01, 2023

Rich in feedstock, the region can become an important source of biofuel, which is currently in short supply.
Malaysia Airlines operated its first flight using fuel produced from renewable waste and residue raw materials on World Environment Day in 2022. Photo credit: Malaysia Airlines.

ASEAN Tourism and Transport Ministers Support Sustainable Travel

November 20, 2023

Initiatives include shifting to sustainable aviation fuel and more environment-friendly transportation modes, such as electric vehicles.
Cargo Vessels Docked at the Sasa Port in Davao City. Photo credit: iStock/yullz

Transforming Davao Region into a Southeast Asian Logistics Hub

October 12, 2023

The region is strategically located as a gateway to the People’s Republic of China, Japan, and ASEAN markets, including the BIMP-EAGA subregion.
Offering nonstop services between secondary destinations, such as Cebu−Kota Kinabalu and Makassar−Kota Kinabalu, could boost intra-Southeast Asian passenger traffic and tourism. Photo credit: ADB.

Air Travel in Southeast Asia Is On the Rise But May Face Turbulence Ahead

September 22, 2023

An ADB study sees airlines recovering 90% of their capacity by the end of 2023, but the path to full recovery will be challenging.
An electric bus is parked at a charging area with renewable energy sources at the background.

Renewable Energy Manufacturing in Southeast Asia Can Earn up to $100 Billion by 2030

September 13, 2023

The strategic shift to electric vehicles and clean power will not only cut emissions but also create economic opportunities.
An illustration of a low-carbon bus to be fielded in Davao City.

How Davao City Is Making Public Transport More Climate-Friendly

July 18, 2023

A smart system will deploy low-carbon buses to serve the transport needs of a growing population.
Stock photo of a commuter train in Indonesia. Photo credit: ADB.

Building Sulawesi’s First Railway

June 21, 2023

Makassar–Parepare Railway will connect two major port cities and serve five districts in South Sulawesi province.
Electric tricycle on a road along Legazpi Bay, Albay, Philippines with Mayon Volcano as background. Photo credit: ADB.

Jumpstarting the EV Market in the Philippines

March 08, 2023

Zero tariff on electric vehicles and other incentives are expected to encourage more Filipinos to opt for cleaner, greener vehicles.