Asia

Climate change in Asia

Climate change impacts on Koh Kapik Community Photo: © IUCN Cambodia

While the impacts of climate change will be felt globally, experts recognise that Asia will be among the hardest hit. Low lying and crowded coastal cities in many South and Southeast Asian countries are most at risk, and the hundreds of millions of people who live there are particularly vulnerable.

IUCN Asia has a number of projects in the region which focus on building resilience of communities to the impacts of climate change. These projects work in parallel on restoration and conservation of natural ecosystems which serve as important buffers against flooding, storm surges and extreme weather events, while also adopting a participatory approach that strengthens community governance systems, supports sustainable livelihoods and effectively combines local, traditional knowledge with scientific expertise. 

Work area: 
Climate Change
Ecosystems
Location: 
Asia
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