Status of Climate Change Adaptation in Asia and the Pacific

  • Mozaharul Alam
  • Jeongho Lee
  • Puja Sawhney

Part of the Springer Climate book series (SPCL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Mozaharul Alam
    Pages 1-12
  3. Mozaharul Alam, Puja Sawhney
    Pages 27-40
  4. Nailya Mustaeva, Saniya Kartayeva
    Pages 41-67
  5. Wanglin Yan, William Galloway, Ju Youn Kang
    Pages 69-96
  6. Espen Ronneberg, Peniamina Dougalii Leavai
    Pages 97-123
  7. Ahsan Uddin Ahmed, Arivudai Nambi Appadurai, Sharmind Neelormi
    Pages 125-152
  8. Ranell Martin M. Dedicatoria, Catherine B. Diomampo
    Pages 153-182
  9. Rico C. Ancog, Mariliza V. Ticsay, Clarissa D. Ruzol
    Pages 183-209
  10. Abid Hussain, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Golam Rasul
    Pages 211-236
  11. Mozaharul Alam
    Pages 237-246
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 247-255

About this book


This volume provides an overview of the climate change adaptation objectives set, actions taken, and challenges faced by several countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The majority of the populations in this region struggle to make a living from subsistence agriculture, and livelihoods are highly dependent on natural ecosystem services which are likely to be severely affected by climate change. Cases discussed in this book highlight successes made by governments towards achieving adaptation objectives, and efforts required to overcome challenges.


While significant economic advances have been made, the pace of growth has been slow to impact the lives of a majority of the people who live below the poverty line. The chapters highlight adaptation actions for protecting people and their livelihoods in priority sectors, maintaining food and water security, supporting socio-economic stability including poverty reduction, and climate risk management. This book also maximizes readers' insights into the knowledge gaps and limitations of stated adaptation goals, and the bottlenecks that hinder implementation in different regions.


climate change adaptation South Asia community based adaptation Pacific Islands adaptation trends in agriculture vulnerable communities social and economic indicators

Editors and affiliations

  • Mozaharul Alam
    • 1
  • Jeongho Lee
    • 2
  • Puja Sawhney
    • 3
  1. 1.United Nations Environment ProgrammeBangkokThailand
  2. 2.KACCC at Korean Environment InstituteSejongKorea (Republic of)
  3. 3.Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN)BangkokThailand

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