This analytical report summarizes observed and projected trends in extreme weather events, present-day climate variability,  future climate change and their impacts on China’s different regions. In addition to reviewing the physical climate science, the paper also looks at trends in economic damages in China from weatherrelated hazards. The paper serves as background for a series of discussion papers on climate risk management and adaptation in China.

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Organization: WB

Theme: Other

Topics: Energy, Environment, Water, Adaptation, Risk Reduction/Management, Policy Instruments

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2013

Language: English