The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is a highly vulnerable region to climate change impacts. According to the Global Climate Risk Index 2020, countries such as Myanmar, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand were among the top 10 most affected by extreme climate events during 1999–2018. In 2015, the Asian Development Bank predicted that climate change has the potential to cut the region’s Gross Domestic Product by 11% by the end of the 21st century. Looking ahead, Southeast Asian countries face the prospect of increasingly severe flooding, more extreme weather events, and large-scale loss of fertile coastal land.
Developing Country Perspectives
This dialogue is part of a series of dialogues & policy papers commissioned by TESS with partners on Developing country perspectives on trade, climate change, and sustainable development.