ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE ASEAN REGION

Report / Paper

ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE ASEAN REGION

AUTHORS: Koh Kheng Lian and Lovleen Bhullar

PUBLISHED DATE

March 2012

RESOURCE

    Climate change is a transnational issue but adaptation measures are usually developed at the regional, national and local levels.  This trend is being more frequently witnessed in developing countries, including members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.  This paper examines and analyzes the developments in the context of the ASEAN region, at the regional and national levels.  It focuses on (i) the different forms of adaptation measures and the importance of mainstreaming; (ii) projected scenarios and their relevant impacts; (iii) adaptation within the international climate policy framework; (iv) the main features of the institutional and policy framework, highlighting future adaptation needs and options for the region; and (v) the policy implications.