Coping with Climate Change in East Asia: Vulnerabilities and Responsibilities
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.
KeywordsClimate Change Clean Development Mechanism Kyoto Protocol Extreme Weather Event East Asian Country
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