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The coming sustainable investing boom in Asia

Investors can go green as govts spend billions to battle climate change and rising sea levels

Rising sea levels could submerge much of Bangkok, Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta and Mumbai by 2050, according to Climate Central, a United States-based non-profit organisation.

It claims that southern Vietnam may all but disappear, and 10 per cent of Thailand's population now lives on land that will be underwater by mid-century. The displaced may number in the hundreds of millions.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 11, 2019, with the headline 'The coming sustainable investing boom in Asia'. Subscribe