Climate change in Asia and the Pacific. What’s at stake?

UN Development Programme
5 min readSep 5, 2019
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Asia-Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world. With extensive coastlines, low-lying territories, and many small island states, its geography makes it highly susceptible to rising sea levels and weather extremes.

Heat waves, floods, and droughts affect every aspect of life, from nutrition and health, to safety and income.