This analytical report highlights that people in Asia-Pacific will be profoundly affected by climate change. It notices that poverty continues to decline in this region, but climate change may undercut hard-won gains. A shift to lower-carbon pathways is needed. The report outlines where transformation can begin: in cleaner, more efficient production, in fair and balanced consumption, and in both rural and urban areas. It addition, it stresses that, through better institutions, more accurate knowledge and changed attitudes, Asia-Pacific societies can find smarter strategies for adapting to a warmer world.
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Organization: UNDP, FAO, IAEA, UNEP, UNESCAP, UNESCO, UNHABITAT, UNICEF, UNWOMEN, WB
Topics: Agriculture and Food, Health, Energy, Adaptation, Mitigation, Green Jobs/Economy, Ecosystems, Human Security
Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document
Publication date: 2012