Asia's growing manufacturing, industry and services sectors are increasing demand for electricity in Southeast Asia, which too often results in more power plant pollution and a rise in climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions. Fortunately, regional leaders are blazing ahead with clean energy.
The Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) spans Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam, and supports 60 million people. New research shows that climate change could damage $18 billion worth of infrastructure and decrease economic productivity in the region by $16 billion annually by 2050.
Raising awareness of threats to coral reefs and providing information and tools to manage coastal habitats more effectively.
The coral reefs in Southeast Asia are the most threatened in the world.
Taking the Pulse of Asia’s Financial Community
This working paper frames the key challenges to analyzing the financial impacts of emerging environmental trends in South and Southeast Asia.
Financial Impacts of Energy, Water and Climate Risks on Real Estate in Asia
This report presents a framework to assess risks associated with energy security, water scarcity, and climate change for the real estate sector in Southeast Asia. It also discusses financial opportunities in the region’s growing green building market.
Financial Risks from Water Constraints on Power Generation in Asia
This report presents a framework for investors and analysts to assess the risk of impacts from water-related issues, including growing water scarcity and declining water quality, on thermal and hydroelectric power generation plants.
WRI mapped water scarcity data with plant locations for the largest publicly listed power generation companies in Southeast Asia.
Financial Impacts of Climate Change and Water Scarcity on Asia’s Food and Beverage Sector
This report identifies the potential financial impacts arising from climate change and water scarcity on the food and beverage sector in South and Southeast Asia.
Private Sector Adaptation in Southeast Asia
This report assists businesses in Southeast Asia to understand the need to adapt to climate change; learn what other are doing in government, civil society and the private sector to promote adaptation; identify the risks and opportunities that climate change impacts present, and act on them.