Asia's Climate Change Challenge
ADB is actively participating in the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Doha, Qatar, to draw attention to key issues facing the Asia-Pacific region and to share experiences, challenges and opportunities for the region to continue its transition toward low-carbon and climate resilient development.
South Asia must act now to avoid huge economic loss from climate change, ADB and other experts say.
This brief explains how climate change is also likely to exacerbate the existing challenges to sustaining growth and poverty reduction, especially in the developing and least-developed countries of the region.
Massive investment is required to develop and deploy climate-friendly technology if global warming is to be halted and developing countries prepared to cope with the adverse consequences of climate change.