From watering drones to flood-water tunnels: Different approaches to climate adaptation in South-east Asia

A rock revetment wall at the Kranji Coastal Nature Park to help mangroves accrete. Mangroves are considered a natural defence against sea-level rise. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
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SINGAPORE - Countries in South-east Asia, one of the regions most vulnerable to climate change, are stepping up efforts to adapt to the warming planet.

The importance of adaptation - and not just mitigation - was emphasised in a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) last month. The world has already warmed 1.1 deg C since pre-industrial times, it said, adding that countries will face a diminishing pool of effective adaptive options to choose from as the situation worsens.

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