Preserving Mongolia’s Pastures to Counter Climate Change

Carbon financing helps Mongolia preserve its grasslands and reduce greenhouse gases from the country’s livestock. Read More

4th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum

Taking place in Kuala Lumpur, the forum will discuss how government, business, and society can become more effective in addressing the challenges of development in a changing climate. Read More

Climate Change in South Asia: 12 Things to Know

Unless there is a concerted effort worldwide to cut greenhouse gas emissions, South Asia will suffer huge economic, social, and environmental damage from the consequences of climate change. Read More

Overview

Meeting global demand for energy and natural resources is destabilizing our climate, and threatening the development and security of Asia and the Pacific. The poor are particularly vulnerable to these changes and are already suffering from rising sea levels and increasingly devastating storms, droughts, and floods. Combined with other strains on the environment, these forces could reverse hard-won development gains.

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Fast Facts

7 out of 10
nations at greatest risk to climate change and natural disasters are in Asia and the Pacific Source

$19.9 trillion
total investments needed to deploy advanced energy-efficient technologies and low-carbon-emitting power generation in Asia and the Pacific Source

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