Tackling Climate Change, Building Climate and Disaster Resilience, and Enhancing Environmental Sustainability
Asia and the Pacific make up the world's most disaster-prone region, accounting for 57% of the global death toll from natural disasters since 1970. Environmental degradation, climate change, and natural hazards continue to challenge countries’ ability to pursue environmentally sustainable growth. Given the growing importance of cooperation in promoting sustainable development to combat climate change and its impacts, and the new consensus on a post-2015 development agenda, Capacity-building and training programs will focus on improving capacity to implement policies and regulatory frameworks in climate-change adaptation. Topics include lowering of greenhouse gas emissions, innovative approaches to building climate and disaster resilience, environmental sustainability, and the water–food–energy security nexus.