Credits: Photo by Lester Ledesma/ADB.

Operationalizing the Water-Food-Energy Nexus in the Context of Climate-smart Agriculture

The first webinar on the Water-Food-Energy (WFE) nexus was conducted on 24 March 2022 to introduce the Nexus concept and discuss the relevance of Nexus trade-offs – these define trade-offs between water, food, and energy security – for stakeholders in GMS countries. The latter confirmed that the Nexus is of high relevance for decision makers and planners in all GMS countries as traditional processes have occurred in sector silos often triggering substantial unintended cross-sector trade-offs.


25th Ministerial Conference

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) will host the 25th GMS Ministerial Conference (MC-25) on 6-8 December 2022 in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR. The MC-25 will be attended by the Ministers and senior officials of the GMS countries, development partners, private sector representatives, and other stakeholders.


The wind power plant located in Subyai district, Chaiyaphum province, Thailand, is expected to contribute to Thailand's initiative to boost energy security using clean energy sources. Photo by Patarapol Tularak/ADB. 

26th GMS WGE Annual Meeting (WGE AM26)

The 26th GMS WGE Annual Meeting will discuss key challenges and possible solutions for the region in the light of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) and the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) and in preparation on their pathway to the upcoming COP27 and COP15 in 2022.


This project delivers a high-impact and sustainable transport solution for Viet Nam while helping it meets climate goals and continue to support climate finance in the region. Photo:Vinfast

ADB Leads $135 Million Climate Financing Package to Support Electric Mobility in Viet Nam

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) mobilized a $135 million financing package for VinFast Trading and Production Joint Stock Company (VinFast) for manufacturing Viet Nam’s first fully-electric public transport bus fleet and first national electric vehicle (EV) charging network. The assistance will support Viet Nam’s efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and expand high-tech manufacturing industries.

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Health outreach activities (left) and Cambodian migrant workers (right) at the border gate in Thailand.

ADB Approves $32.5 Million Financing to Boost Cambodia Border Health Services

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $32.5 million in financing to improve access to quality health services in Banteay Meanchey, a border province in northwest Cambodia that serves as a hub for departing and returning migrants, and those seeking employment in the province’s special economic zones.

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