A region at risk: The human dimensions of climate change in Asia and the Pacific

by Kira Vinke, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Dim Coumou et al.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), 2017

131 pp. 4.4 MB

Under a business-as-usual scenario, a 6 degree Celsius temperature increase is projected over the Asian landmass by the end of the century. Some countries in the region could experience significantly hotter climates, with temperature increases in Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the northwest part of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) projected to reach 8 degree Celsius. These increases in temperature would lead to drastic changes in the region’s weather system, agriculture and fisheries sectors, land and marine biodiversity, domestic and regional security, trade, urban development, migration, and health. Such a scenario may even pose an existential threat to some countries in the region and crush any hope of achieving sustainable and inclusive development.

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