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The Greater Mekong Sub-region’s (GMS) rich endowment of natural capital and ecosystem services plays a crucial role in maintaining biodiversity and supporting economic growth. However, climate change is putting increasing pressure on both ecosystems and human communities in the region, calling for a response that builds resilience in both systems to decrease vulnerability to climate change.






REPORT - A Risk Management Approach to Climate Adaptation in China - Managing risks from severe weather, present-day climate variability, and future climate change is integral to China's development. The report defines key concepts and establishes the context for climate risk management and adaptation in China. It then outlines a step-by-step process for a risk centered approach to adaptation. | report







REPORT - Climate Trends and Impact in China -  The growing body of scientific evidence shows that China's climate is indeed changing, especially when climate is viewed at the regional level. Temperatures are rising, precipitation regimes are changing, and shifts have occurred in the distribution of extreme weather events. The effects of extreme weather events, present-day climate variability, and future climate change cut across many different sectors of China's economy. | report





PROGRAM -  Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management Program - The rehabilitation of Indonesia’s coral reefs will receive more than US$62 million of additional funding from the Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management Program – Coral Triangle Initiative (COREMAP-CTI) project. | press release | project




PRESS RELEASE - World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim spoke to reporters in Washington DC about the tragic loss of life and destruction in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). | story


STUDY - Getting A Grip on Climate Change in the Phillipines: A new study says deepening reforms to fully integrate the climate change agenda in the government’s planning and budgeting will strengthen the Philippines’ resilience against the impacts of a warming world and make communities less vulnerable to sea level rise, degradation of marine ecosystems, and extreme weather events. | press release | reports










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