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Climate Change in Southeast Asia: Focused Actions on the Frontlines of Climate Change
dc.description.abstractSoutheast Asia is on the frontlines of efforts to counter climate change and its impacts. The countries of the region, spread across archipelagos, river basins, and forests, are home to some of the world's most spectacular natural and cultural diversity. With much of the population and infrastructure located in coastal and river delta areas, hundreds of millions of people are at great risk from the impacts of climate change. The region's aggressive economic development plans in turn could further exacerbate the problems. Sprawling megacities and spreading agricultural lands lead to land use conversion and forest loss, which will continue to be a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. In response, the Southeast Asian countries are moving quickly to counter this significant threat to their economic future. ADB's efforts in the region include such diverse activities as promoting energy efficiency; increasing investments in renewable energy; supporting more efficient lower-carbon public transport; and reducing emissions from deforestation and land degradation. ADB is also in the forefront in assisting the region to mainstream climate change in a wide range of sectors by mobilizing additional finance, developing knowledge products, and enhancing partnerships with other donors. Confronting the issue of climate change offers an opportunity toward developing a sustainable, climate-resilient, and low-carbon economy in Southeast Asia.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.titleClimate Change in Southeast Asia: Focused Actions on the Frontlines of Climate Change
dc.typeKnowledge Publications
dc.subject.expertWork Environment
dc.subject.expertUrban Environment
dc.subject.expertSocial Environment
dc.subject.expertRegulatory Environments
dc.subject.expertMarine Environment
dc.subject.expertInternational Environmental Relations
dc.subject.expertInstitutional Environment Assessment
dc.subject.expertGlobal Environment
dc.subject.expertEnvironmental Sustainability
dc.subject.expertEnvironmental Strategy
dc.subject.expertEnvironmental Services
dc.subject.expertEnvironmental Resources
dc.subject.expertEnvironmental Management and Planning
dc.subject.expertEnvironmental Issues
dc.subject.expertEnvironmental Guidelines
dc.subject.expertEnvironmental Effects
dc.subject.expertEnvironment and Pollution Prevention
dc.subject.expertClimate change
dc.subject.expertClimate impacts assessment
dc.subject.expertGlobal climate change
dc.subject.adbEnvironmental Control
dc.subject.adbEnvironmental Technology
dc.subject.adbLand Development
dc.subject.adbForestry Development
dc.subject.adbFishery Development
dc.subject.adbEnvironmental Statistics
dc.subject.adbEnvironmental Planning
dc.subject.adbEnvironmental Management
dc.subject.adbEnvironmental Education
dc.subject.adbEnvironmental Capacity
dc.subject.adbPollution Control
dc.subject.adbNature Protection
dc.subject.adbEnvironmental Conservation
dc.subject.adbClimatic change
dc.subject.adbClimatic influence
dc.subject.adbInvestment bank
dc.subject.adbInvestment policy
dc.subject.naturalAir quality indexes
dc.subject.naturalEcological risk assessment
dc.subject.naturalEnvironmental impact evaluation
dc.subject.naturalAnalysis of environmental impact
dc.subject.naturalEnvironmental toxicology
dc.subject.naturalHealth risk assessment
dc.subject.naturalRain and rainfall
dc.subject.naturalAcid precipitation
dc.subject.naturalOzone-depleting substance mitigation
dc.subject.naturalGreenhouse gas mitigation
dc.subject.naturalPrevention of pollution
dc.subject.naturalAir quality
dc.subject.naturalAir quality management
dc.subject.naturalCity planning
dc.subject.naturalUrban climatology
dc.subject.naturalBank investment
dc.subject.naturalCapital investment
dc.subject.naturalInvestment banking
dc.subject.naturalVenture capital
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeLabor Migration
oar.adminregionSoutheast Asia Region
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryLao People's Democratic Republic
oar.countryViet Nam
oar.authorAsian Development Bank

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