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Climate-Related Disasters in Asia and the Pacific

Climate-Related Disasters in Asia and the Pacific

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This paper considers three main disaster risk factors behind the increased frequency of intense natural disasters—rising population exposure, greater population vulnerability, and increasing climate-related hazards.
This paper considers three main disaster risk factors behind the increased frequency of intense natural disasters—rising population exposure, greater population vulnerability, and increasing climate-related hazards.

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Published by: Asian Development Bank on Oct 29, 2013
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Climate-Related Disasters in Asia and the Pacic
Vinod Thomas, Jose Ramon G. Albert, and Rosa T. PerezNo. 358 | July 2013
 ADB Economics Working Paper Series
 
 
 ADB Economics Working Paper Series
Climate-Related Disasters in Asia and the Pacific
Vinod Thomas, Jose Ramon G. Albert,and Rosa T. PerezNo. 358 July 2013
 
Vinod Thomas is Director-General of IndependentEvaluation at the Asian Development Bank, Jose RamonG. Albert is Secretary General of the Philippine NationalStatistical Coordination Board, and Rosa T. Perez isSenior Research Fellow of the Manila Observatory. The authors are grateful to the Centre for Research onthe Epidemiology of Disasters and to the ManilaObservatory for collaboration and data support;Cameron Hepburn and Hina Choksy for a peer reviewand revision of the paper; Ramon Lopez, DebaratiGuha-Sapir, Geoffrey Ducanes, and P.V. Srinivasan fortheir close collaboration and inputs;Robert Brakenridge, Philip Keefer, Kelly Levin, andEric Neumayer for their detailed suggestions; andKen Chomitz, Walter Kolkma, Valerie Reppelin-Hill,Alan Rodger, Suphachol Suphachalasasai,Eva Terberger, Vankina B. Tulasidhar, Tomoo Ueda, andAnbumozhi Venkatachalam for comments; and RuthFrancisco provided valuable assistance.
 
 Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City1550 Metro Manila, Philippineswww.adb.org© 2013 by Asian Development BankJuly 2013ISSN 1655-5252Publication Stock No. WPS135852The views expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) or its Board of Governors or the governments they represent. ADB does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this publication and accepts no responsibility for anyconsequence of their use.By making any designation of or reference to a particular territory or geographic area, or by using the term “country”in this document, ADB does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.Note: In this publication, “$” refers to US dollars.
The ADB Economics Working Paper Series is a forum for stimulating discussion and elicitingfeedback on ongoing and recently completed research and policy studies undertaken by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) staff, consultants, or resource persons. The series deals withkey economic and development problems, particularly those facing the Asia and Pacific region;as well as conceptual, analytical, or methodological issues relating to project/programeconomic analysis, and statistical data and measurement. The series aims to enhance theknowledge on Asia’s development and policy challenges; strengthen analytical rigor and qualityof ADB’s country partnership strategies, and its subregional and country operations; andimprove the quality and availability of statistical data and development indicators for monitoringdevelopment effectiveness.The ADB Economics Working Paper Series is a quick-disseminating, informal publicationwhose titles could subsequently be revised for publication as articles in professional journals or chapters in books. The series is maintained by the Economics and Research Department.
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