Climate change and disasters in Asia and the Pacific

Climate change and disasters threaten the long-term sustainability of development in Asia and the Pacific. The region has experienced a significant increase in the number, intensity, and impact of extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones, floods, droughts, and heatwaves

Damages from disasters in Asia and the Pacfic

. Geophysical hazards, including earthquakes and tsunamis, have also caused significant loss of lives and economic damage.