E-Discussion on Climate Change and Human DevelopmentMay 18, 2011 The Asia-Pacific Human Development Network (AP-HDNet) discussion on climate change and human development aimed to explore how climate change would affect human development, with a focus on how to improve the quality of human life in the changing climate.
APHDR Technical Background Paper 2012/01Sep 16, 2013 This paper surveys the evidence on the ways in which economic development and policies aimed at advancing human development have contributed and currently contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. It also examines the feedback effects that such warming and the resulting climate change can have on growth and human development, especially in the developing countries of the Asia-Pacific region.
APHDR Technical Background Paper 2012/06Jun 27, 2012 This paper explores the sources of greenhouse emissions in Asian cities and the particular vulnerabilities of Asian cities to the impacts of climate change. Through a review of policies and field-based studies undertaken in two Asian megacities, Jakarta (Indonesia) and Mumbai (India), local community vulnerabilities are explored and innovative adaptive measures identified.
APHDR Technical Background Paper 2012/07May 7, 2013 This paper presents the effects of increased temperatures and sea-level rise, together with other climate-linked changes to the Pacific Islands. It examines past responses to climate changes and barriers in driving adaptation to climate change at the community level. It also presents a set of fundamental challenges to livelihoods in the Pacific Islands region posed by future climate change and recommendations to reduce the impacts of such changes.