Why Focusing on Urban Climate Change Resilience in Southeast Asia Is Relevant and Urgent

  • Amrita G. Daniere
  • Matthias Garschagen
  • Pakamas Thinphanga
Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)


This volume brings together primary research conducted in secondary cities of Southeast Asia. It provides readers with improved knowledge regarding issues of vulnerability, governance, and climate resilience. The goal of the book and the Urban Climate Resilience in South East Asia (UCRSEA) project is to suggest possible next steps, even as urban systems are dramatically changing in the face of socioeconomic and environmental challenges. The chapter summarizes specific examples from the book drawn from Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand. As the authors document, urban citizens most directly affected by climate change lack access to power and need to be able to participate in the creation and implementation of climate-adaptation strategies if they are to be more effective.


Urbanization Vulnerability Adaptation Resilience Governance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amrita G. Daniere
    • 1
  • Matthias Garschagen
    • 2
  • Pakamas Thinphanga
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Geography and PlanningUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Risk Management and Adaptive Planning (VARMAP), Institute for Environment and Human SecurityUnited Nations UniversityBonnGermany
  3. 3.Thailand Environment InstituteNonthaburiThailand

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