Screening Asian Megacities to Estimate Relative Exposure to Climate Change

Report / Paper

Screening Asian Megacities to Estimate Relative Exposure to Climate Change

AUTHORS: Joel B. Smith Russell Jones Leland Deck Brian Lazar Carolyn Wagner Tom Hodgson David Mills Stratus Consulting Inc. PO Box 4059 Boulder, CO 80306-4059 303-381-8000 1920 L St. NW, Ste. 420 Washington, DC 20036 Dr. Kristie Ebi ESLLC Alexandria, Virginia Dr. Laurence S. Kalkstein Applied Climatologists Inc. San Marco Island, Florida

PUBLISHED DATE

March 2012

RESOURCE

The Rockefeller Foundation is considering working with an Asian megacity  to assess needs for and to possibly implement adaptations to climate change. This study uses simple indicators of exposure to climate change to develop a preliminary ranking of relative risks across 50 Asian megacities to eight potential climate change impacts in 2030 and 2080. The results should not be interpreted as exact predictions of climate change risk or vulnerability.