by ADB http://www.adb.org/features/economics-climate-change-assessing-threats-south-asia

Climate change may slash 9% from South Asia’s economy by 2100 – ADB report


'South Asia’s economy is under serious threat and the lives and livelihoods of millions of South Asians inhabiting the region’s many mountains, deltas, and atolls are on a knife edge,' said Bindu Lohani, ADB Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development. 'Countries must respond individually and collectively to cope with rising sea levels, disrupted water, food'...

  • Tackling climate change as a single SDG could backfire - Opinion


    'If development goals aim for adaptation only, without aiming for disaster risk reduction across all hazards, then resilience cannot be achieved,' warns Ilan Kelman in his opinion piece in SciDevNet. He argues that 'Placing climate change within the wider contexts of disaster, development and sustainability will tackle both adaptation and mitigation, but not at the expense of other concerns'...

  • Silicon to spinach: Japan tech helps farmers cope with climate shifts

    Reuters; TRF

    Domestic demand for farming systems using information technology and the cloud is expected to expand ninefold to 60 billion yen ($586 million) by 2020, according to market research firm Seed Planning, as farmers fret over the impact of climate change on their crops. Last year's summer was Japan's hottest on record...

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