This document presents a review of current and planned adaptation action in East and Southeast Asia. For the purpose of this review, East Asia is defined as including China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Mongolia. Southeast Asia is defined as including Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam. Reflecting the relatively small number of countries within East Asia, adaptation action in these two regions is collectively presented; however, where pertinent, differences between the two regions are noted. The review first provides an overview of adaptation action at a regional level, highlighting commonalities and differences among East and Southeast Asian countries. The appendices that follow discuss adaptation action taking place in each of the 12 countries in the region.
This document is one of 12 regional profiles completed as a contribution to the Review of Current and Planned Adaptation Action in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean. Its purpose is to provide a baseline understanding of who is doing what on adaptation in three developing regions—Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean—and in priority adaptation sectors. Based on available resources, it seeks to provide a rapid assessment of: (i) priority interests and adaptation needs; (ii) efforts by governments to support adaptation though policy and planning; (iii) the scope of international support for adaptation efforts in different countries and sectors; and (iv) potential gaps in adaptation efforts at the country and regional levels.
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