Time of Event

11:00-14:00 Tokyo time


Rising sea levels and the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather due to climate change are resulting in more regular and severe infrastructure damage and forcing a growing number of people to relocate. These trends are especially pronounced in vulnerable coastal areas of countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Cohosted by ADBI and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation’s Ocean Policy Research Institute, this webinar examined key findings from the Climate Change and Ocean Risk Vulnerability Index Survey and how the index can help government officials visualize and address ocean-related climate threats. It spotlighted case studies of Suva, Fiji; Dagupan, Philippines; and Chittagong, Bangladesh.

  • Provide alternative methods of climate change and environment data collection
  • Assess the economic, environmental, and political aspects of climate change-driven coastal and ocean vulnerability
  • Discuss effective methodology and evidence-based approaches for optimizing climate change adaptation policy design targeting coastal areas in Asia and the Pacific
  • Contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 13—taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Target Participants

Senior and mid-level government officials from Asian Development Bank developing member countries, experts from think tanks, universities, and international organizations

  • Enhanced understanding of the Climate Change and Ocean Risk Vulnerability Index and how it can be utilized to improve climate change policy
  • Greater impetus for dialogue among government officials and experts toward addressing climate change and ocean risk management
  • Identification of relevant policy recommendations to address ocean risk vulnerability that will contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 13
  • Webinar materials will be uploaded to the ADBI website
  • Ocean Policy Research Institute, Sasakawa Peace Foundation

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