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Asia Pacific Human Development Report: One Planet to Share - Sustaining Human Progress in a Changing Climate

Release Date: June, 2012
ISBN 13: 9780415625708
Sales Number: 12.III.B.2
266 page(s), 8.5x11
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: United Nations Development Programme

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People in the Asia/Pacific region are profoundly affected by climate change. Home to more than half of humanity, the region straddles some of the world’s most geographically diverse and climate-exposed areas. Despite having contributed little to greenhouse gas emissions, mountain dwellers, island and other vulnerable communities face serious consequences for actions not of their making, and over which they have little influence. Cross-border climate-impacts that undermine human habitations — melting glaciers, rising sea-levels, degrading coral reefs, desertification, destruction of mangroves or eroding river systems — remain unaddressed without coordinated global responses. This publication outlines strategic arenas for transformation.

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