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Capacity Assessment: Is Asia Ready to Face Climate Change

  • Ramesha Chandrappa
  • Sushil Gupta
  • Umesh Chandra Kulshrestha
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Abstract

The Asia, home to about four billion people, has come a long way in its fight against poverty. Substantial proportion of people living in poverty was cut down in last two decades through remarkable growth. This progress has come at a high environmental cost. Tackling climate change is a priority in Asia due to numerous acute climate change factors and vulnerabilities. The demand for energy will continue to raise so as economic development. A large number of people live along the coast and on low-lying islands. Rising sea levels threaten coastal areas in the continent. Extreme events are expected to rise, and natural habitats are at risk.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ramesha Chandrappa
    • 1
  • Sushil Gupta
    • 2
  • Umesh Chandra Kulshrestha
    • 3
  1. 1.Biomedical Waste SectionKarnataka State Pollution Control BoardBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Risk Management Solutions IndiaNoidaIndia
  3. 3.School of Environmental SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DehliIndia

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