Climate Change and Disasters in Asia and the Pacific

Infographic | 7 August 2019

Climate change and disasters threaten the long-term sustainability of development in Asia and the Pacific. The region has experienced a significant increase in the number, intensity, and impact of extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones, floods, droughts, and heat waves. Geophysical hazards, including earthquakes and tsunamis, have also caused significant loss of lives and economic damage.