Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Climate Risks & Adaptation in Asian Coastal Megacities

The report Climate Risks and Adaptation in Asian Coastal Megacitiesexamines the impact of climate change on Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, and Manila, under a range of different scenarios through to 2050.

The report finds that costs from major flooding events on infrastructure and the economy could run into the billions of dollars, with urban poor populations likely to be the hardest hit. It concludes that all three cities need to take targeted, city-specific and cutting edge approaches to meet these challenges.