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Nowhere is the escalating threat of climate change-induced disasters greater than in Asia and the Pacific. Over the past decades, floods, tropical cyclones, heatwaves, droughts and earthquakes have become more frequent and intense. They have brought a tragic loss of life, displaced communities, damaged people’s health and pushed millions into poverty. The number of persons exposed to potential disasters is high and forecast to increase as new hotspots emerge and existing ones intensify. In the absence of immediate action, disaster risk could soon outstrip the limits of feasible adaptation. The region has a narrow window of opportunity to increase resilience.

Sustainable Development Goals:
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