Regional Overview

  • Mozaharul AlamEmail author
  • Puja Sawhney
Part of the Springer Climate book series (SPCL)


Asia and the Pacific region is very diverse in many contexts—social, economic, and environment. Similarly impacts of climate change, vulnerabilities of social and economic sectors, and adaptive capacity of society and economy vary across sub-regions and countries within and among sub-regions. While scale of impacts, vulnerabilities, and adaptive capacity vary by sub-region, country, sector, and community, similarities are found among adaptation measures to deal with climate change impacts and vulnerabilities. This chapter summarizes prevailing commonalities and differences among sub-regions and countries in Asia and the Pacific region. These include similarities and differences in impacts, vulnerabilities, adaptation goals and priorities, readiness to response as well as gaps based on sub-regional and sectoral assessments of status of adaptation.


Climate change Vulnerability Adaptation Adaptation goal Policy Technologies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.United Nations Environment ProgrammeBangkokThailand
  2. 2.Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN)BangkokThailand

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