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Green Growth Opportunities for Asia
Asia has developed an expertise in innovation and has a comparative advantage in climate change mitigation technologies. Particular strengths include efficient lighting, photovoltaics, energy storage technologies, nuclear, and smart grids.
Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Economic Growth in Developing Asia
This survey of sea level rise and its economic impacts provides a clear window to its effects on future economic activities.
The Economics of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in Developing Asia
An economy–energy–climate model assesses the effects of Paris Agreement pledges on Asia, in comparison with business as usual and more ambitious scenarios.
Do Natural Disasters Change Savings and Employment Choices? Evidence from Bangladesh and Pakistan
Rural households remain vulnerable to climatic extremes and nonfarm employment opportunities can help reduce income and livelihood vulnerabilities.
Natural Disaster Shocks and Macroeconomic Growth in Asia: Evidence for Typhoons and Droughts
Climate-related natural disaster shocks are expected to rise as the earth is getting warmer, which will adversely affect growth prospects globally.
Cobenefits and Trade-Offs of Green and Clean Energy: Evidence from the Academic Literature and Asian Case Studies
This paper assesses the positive cobenefits of promoting green and clean energy in Asia, and discusses four case studies where cobenefits have been delivered in practice in Indonesia, People's Republic of China, Japan, and Singapore.
Effects of Temperature Shocks on Economic Growth and Welfare in Asia
Findings reflect the high cost of inaction against rising temperature, and estimated impacts of 21st century warming could lead to macroeconomic impacts extending beyond the agriculture sector.
Southeast Asia and the Economics of Global Climate Stabilization - Report
New analysis suggests that the impacts of climate change in Southeast Asia may be larger than previously estimated, possibly reaching 11% of gross domestic product by 2100.
Global Increase in Climate-Related Disasters
Intense climate-related natural disasters—floods, storms, as well as droughts and heat waves—have been on the rise worldwide.
What Accounts for the Growth of Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Advanced and Emerging Economies? The Role of Consumption, Technology, and Global Supply Chain Trade
The rise of global value chains has dramatically changed the nature of production and international trade, blurring the attribution of ultimate responsibility for carbon dioxide emissions.