How the World Bank is standing with a region at climate risk
There is a saying in the Pacific that when it comes to climate change, ‘we are not drowning; we are fighting’. This could also sum up the wider East Asia and Pacific region as a whole in the face of climate change; a region that, despite being exposed to some of the worst climate impacts in the world, is responding with innovation, strength and immense resilience.
The World Bank is standing with the countries in the region in these efforts. In East Asia and the Pacific, 46% of new World Bank commitments in fiscal year 2022 contributed to climate action. Three countries across the region – Indonesia, the Marshall Islands, and Vietnam – highlight how the Bank is supporting their fight to adapt to climate change while securing resources and safeguarding important conservation gains far into the future.