Enhanced oil recovery through the injection of carbon dioxide (CO2) can be a win–win solution for Indonesia. This technology can help slow or halt the decline in oil production while addressing the urgent need to curb rapidly rising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The last few weeks have taken all of us by surprise. We are confined to our homes. Weaknesses in health care systems have been exposed. Jobs are uncertain. Women are bearing the burden of providing informal care within families. Millions are being pushed back into poverty. Stock markets are reeling.
COVID-19 has hit the reset button on the global economy. But at some point we will shift from emergency response into recovery mode, providing a rare opportunity for global economic retooling—an opportunity largely missed after the 2008 financial crisis. How can we “build back better” so we’re more prepared for the next pandemic?
Healthcare is the obvious place to start. To function properly, it needs reliable and affordable energy.
Four thematic tracks will set the parameters of the discussions during the 15th ACEF in June:
Impact of ADB Investment in Energy Access
Invested in energy access in 2017
Total ADB investment in energy access (2008-2017)
Households will have improved energy access due to ADB investments since 2008
Since 2008, ADB's Energy for All Initiative has worked to increase ADB's investment in energy access projects, especially those projects benefitting the rural poor in off-grid areas. Improved energy access includes new or improved connections to electricity and access to modern fuels for cooking and heating.