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Historically, Tonga has almost exclusively relied on the import of diesel for generating its electricity needs. An estimated 14 million liters of diesel are consumed each year to generate over 89% of the grid-supplied electricity.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank (WB) and Solomon Islands Government (the government) have established the Solomon Islands Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (UWSSSP).

Samoa comprises the islands of Upolu, Savai'i, Manono and Apolima in the South Pacific Ocean, together with all other adjacent islands, and lying between the 13th and 15th degrees of south latitude and the 171st and 173rd degrees of longitude west of Greenwich.

Port Vila, Vanuatu’s capital city and economic hub, located on the island of Efate is a growing city that faces not only expansion but high vulnerability to natural hazards such as cyclones, earthquakes and associated tsunamis, prolonged inundation and drought.

This Environmental and Social Safeguard monitoring report is conducted bi-annually to ensure that the Outer Island Renewable Energy Project is aligned with the ADB’s safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) and the Government of Tonga’s environmental laws and regulations.

Asbestos is a fibrous silicate mineral that became widely used in the 20th century due to its tensile strength, thermal stability, thermal resistance and electrical resistance. The World Health Organization (WHO) considers all forms of asbestos to be carcinogenic to humans.

This report draws on the findings from a regional overview and three case studies of ‘anticipatory action’ in infrastructure sectors in the Pacific Islands. There is huge potential to improve anticipatory action for drought.

The Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project – Additional Financing (the project) will continue the efforts of the Government of Tuvalu (the government) with support from Asian Development Bank (ADB) to rehabilitate and improve maritime infrastructure on the outer islands.

Land is a vital resource to humankind, like air and water.