Climate change stressors abound in Asia, in urban and rural contexts, where degradation of infrastructure, biodiversity, and ecosystems, as well as extreme weather events, are contributing to greater vulnerabilities in populations. Resilience activities focus mainly on environmental protection, disaster management, agriculture, water and infrastructure.
Asia is vulnerable to a variety of natural disasters, including floods, earthquakes, cyclones and droughts. High levels of poverty, dense populations, and low elevation in some countries, like Bangladesh, among the most vulnerable to climate change in the world.
Highly-concentrated urban centers put vulnerable populations living on fault lines and along coastal areas and river basins at risk from flooding and long-term sea level increases.
International donors are implementing national and regional activities to help reduce environmental degradation and protect biodiversity, develop early warning and disaster management systems, increase agricultural productivity and food security, and improve infrastructure, access to climate information, and water management.