A new climate economy for Asia

The year 2018 will be remembered as the year that the science on climate change began screaming at us. Report after report laid out the perils ahead. The big takeaways are clear: The impacts of climate change are already here, they are mounting, and they could get a lot worse.

In just the past year, there were devastating typhoons in the Philippines, floods and hurricanes in India, and devastating heatwaves in Japan, South Korea and China. In fact, Asia is one of the global regions most vulnerable to climate change because of its long coastlines, fast-growing cities and heavily populated low-lying areas.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 07, 2019, with the headline 'A new climate economy for Asia'. Print Edition | Subscribe