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Climate risk and response in Asia
This paper, part of an ongoing series about the Future of Asia, is a preview of research to be published in 2020 that examines how climate risk could play out in Asia, both in physical hazards and in the socioeconomic impacts resulting from those hazards, and what measures can be taken to manage the risk.
The report provides a high-level overview of the range of climate hazards in Asia and how these hazards and their impacts could play out differently in different areas. A detailed, geospatial understanding of physical risks and their socioeconomic impacts, and how these could change over time, is a critical first step to managing climate risk -a risk that this paper finds is increasing, nonlinear, systemic, and for which economies are often not well prepared.