A Region at Risk: The Human Dimensions of Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific | Asian Development Bank

A Region at Risk: The Human Dimensions of Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific

Publication | July 2017
A Region at Risk: The Human Dimensions of Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific

Recent regional climate change projections have consequences for human systems, particularly for developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Asia and the Pacific continues to be exposed to climate change impacts. Home to the majority of the world’s poor, the population of the region is particularly vulnerable to those impacts. Unabated warming could largely diminish previous achievements of economic development and improvements, putting the future of the region at risk.

The report discusses the most recent projections pertaining to climate change and climate change impacts in Asia and the Pacific, and the consequences of these changes to human systems, particularly for developing countries. It also highlights gaps in the existing knowledge and identifies avenues for continued research.

This report is the outcome of a collaboration of ADB with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).

Contents 

  • Asia and the Pacific at a Glance
  • Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific: Observations and Projections
  • Climate Change Impacts on Human Systems in Asia and the Pacific
  • Conclusion