Society & Sustainability

ASEAN needs to boost disaster resilience in the face of climate change

A group of scientists, led by NTU Singapore and University of Glasgow, have presented a range of disaster risk reduction strategies and policies for ASEAN[1], a region at risk of multiple natural hazards, which are further compounded by climate change.Their report highlights that ASEAN is at risk of losing over 35 per cent of its GDP by 2050 from climate change and natural hazard, severely impacting key sectors such as agriculture, tourism, and fishing, along with human health and labour productivity.

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