Coping with Climate Change in East Asia: Vulnerabilities and Responsibilities

  • Paul G. HarrisEmail author
Part of the Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace book series (HSHES, volume 5)


With its extremely large population and huge landmass, East Asia is among the world’s regions most vulnerable to – and increasingly responsible for – future climate change. This chapter briefly examines two issues that permeate debates about climate change policy and politics in the region: (1) the ecological and socio- economic impacts of climate change for the countries of East Asia, and (2) critical questions of international justice – what some prefer to call international equity or fairness – associated with climate change.


Climate Change Clean Development Mechanism Kyoto Protocol Extreme Weather Event East Asian Country 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Science and Environmental StudiesHong Kong Institute of EducationTai PoHong Kong

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