Climate change – national and regional impacts and responses

Climate change – national and regional impacts and responses

Project context

Reframing Australia-Indonesia security, Nautilus Institute.

Climate change and security – analysis and policy, Nautilus Institute.

East Asia Civil Society, Nautilus Institute.

Climate change impacts


Climate Change in Asia: Perspectives on the Future Climate Regime (eds.) Yasuko Kameyama, Agus P. Sari, Moekti H. Soejahmoen and Norichika Kanie, United Nations University, 2008.

Southeast Asia

Climate Change Vulnerability Mapping for Southeast Asia, Arief Anshory Yusuf and Herminia A. Francisco, Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA), January 2009,

This paper provides information on the sub-national areas (regions/districts/provinces) most vulnerable to climate change impacts in Southeast Asia. This assessment was carried out by overlaying climate hazard maps, sensitivity maps, and adaptive capacity maps following the vulnerability assessment framework of the United Nations’ Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The study used data on the spatial distribution of various climate-related hazards in 530 sub-national areas of Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Based on this mapping assessment, all the regions of the Philippines; the Mekong River Delta in Vietnam; almost all the regions of Cambodia; North and East Lao PDR; the Bangkok region of Thailand; and West Sumatra, South Sumatra, West Java, and East Java of Indonesia are among the most vulnerable regions in Southeast Asia.


Climate change in Australia: technical report 2007, CSIRO, Australian Bureau of Meteorology. 2007

Climate change – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities, Nautilus Institute.


China: Low elevation coastal zone (LECZ) urban-rural estimates, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).


The Coral Triangle and Climate Change: Ecosystems, People and Societies at Risk, WWF and University of Queensland, May 2009.

Indonesia and Climate Change: Current Status and Policies, Pelangi Energi Abadi Citra Enviro (PEACE), World Bank and DIFID, June 2007.

Boer, Rizaldi, Sutardi and Hilman, Dadang. 2007. Summary for Policymakers: Climate Variability and Climate Changes, and their Implication in Indonesia. [report] The State Ministry of the Environment and the State Ministry of Public Works, Republic of Indonesia: Jakarta.

Indonesia: Low elevation coastal zone (LECZ) urban-rural estimates, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN),


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Climate Change – Present and Future,  Japan Meteorological Agency, 9 January 2009.

Global Warming Projection and Climate Change Monitoring, Japan Meteorological Agency

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Research programme – envisioning a society that ceases to induce climate change, Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies.

Core Project 3. Assessment of climate risk based on integrated climate, impact, and land use models – 2007 Research Results, Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies.

Japan: Low elevation coastal zone (LECZ) urban-rural estimates, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).



Climate change responses

Climate change adaptation

Look Before You Leap: A Risk Management Approach for Incorporating Climate Change Adaptation in World Bank Operations, World Bank, 2004.

Socio-economic futures in climate change impact assessment: using scenarios as ‘learning machines’, Frans Berkhout, Julia Hertin, Andrew Jordan, Global Environmental Change 12 (2002) 83–95

Adapting to Climate Change in Urban Areas: The possibilities and constraints in low- and middle-income nations, David Satterthwaite, Saleemul Huq, Mark Pelling, Hannah Reid and Patricia Romero Lankao, Human Settlements Group and the Climate Change Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), 2008.


Climate Adaptation Flagship, CSIRO.

Adapting to Climate Change, CSIRO.

Climate change adaptation options for Australian agriculture, C.J. Stokes and S.M.Howden, CSIRO, 2008.



National Development Planning : Indonesia Responses to Climate Change, State Minister Of National Development Planning, Deputy for Natural Resources and Environment Affairs, 2008.

Asian Development Bank et al., Socioeconomic Impacts of Climate Change and a National Response Strategy: a report of the regional study on global environmental issues: country study of Indonesia. Pelangi: Jakarta, 2003


?????????????????????????????????????? ??????????? [Smart Adaptation to Climate Change: Report of Influence of Global Warming/Adaptation Research Committee, Ministry of Environment, 18 June 2008. 

Wise Adaptation to Climate Change, Report by the Committee on Climate Change Impacts
and Adaptation Research
Ministry of Environment, 18 June 2008.

Report on Climate Security, Sub-Committee on International Climate Change Strategy, Global Environment Committee, Central Environment Council, Ministry of the Environment of Japan.
May 2007.


Global problem solving

A conceptual design tool for exploiting interlinkages between the focal areas of the GEF, edited by Habiba Gitay, Global Environment Fund, GEF Council, GEF/C.24/Inf.10, 10 November 2004.

The Neglected Heart of Science Policy: Reconciling Supply of and Demand for Science, Daniel Sarewitz and Roger A. Pielke Jr., Environmental Science & Policy, Vol. 10, November 2006 [PDF]

What are Global Problems? Peter Hayes and Richard Tanter, Nautilus Institute.

Site map, Global Problem Solving, Nautilus Institute.

Global civil society, Nautilus Institute.


Updated:18 May 2009