Coping with climate change in East Asia: Vulnerabilities and responsibilities

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Abstract

With its extremely large population and huge landmass, East Asia is among the world’s regions most vulnerable to – and increasingly responsible for – future climate change. This chapter briefly examines two issues that permeate debates about climate change policy and politics in the region: (1) the ecological and socio- economic impacts of climate change for the countries of East Asia, and (2) critical questions of international justice – what some prefer to call international equity or fairness – associated with climate change. Copyright © 2011 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoping with global environmental change, disasters and security: Threats, challenges, vulnerabilities and risks
EditorsHans Günter BRAUCH, Úrsula Oswald SPRING, Czeslaw MESJASZ, John GRIN, Patricia KAMERI-MBOTE, Béchir CHOUROU, Pál DUNAY, Jörn BIRKMANN
Place of PublicationGermany
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages1333-1340
ISBN (Print)9783642177750, 9783642177767
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Citation

Harris, P. G. (2011). Coping with climate change in East Asia: Vulnerabilities and responsibilities. In H. G. Brauch, Ú. O. Spring, C. Mesjasz, J. Grin, P. Kameri-Mbote, B. Chourou, P. Dunay, & J. Birkmann (Eds.), Coping with global environmental change, disasters and security: Threats, challenges, vulnerabilities and risks (pp. 1333-1340). Germany: Springer-Verlag.

Keywords

  • Climate change
  • Clean development mechanism
  • Kyoto protocol
  • Extreme weather event
  • East Asian country

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