Asia-Pacific, the gigantic domino of climate change

Asia-Pacific, the Gigantic Domino of Climate Change

Vitor Gaspar and Chang Yong Rhee, IMF, 25 March 2021

Forget the poetic flap of a butterfly’s wings in Beijing causing rain in Central Park. Climate issues in Asia-Pacific are measured in superlatives. The world’s biggest population. Two of the three largest carbon dioxide-emitting countries and the largest share of emissions globally. The most exposed to extreme weather events. Some of the smallest and most vulnerable countries. Also, the fastest-growing part of the global economy and many of the leaders in green technology.

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