Explore the Asia Pacific riskscape and how much countries can lose annually from multiple hazards under the current situation and under two climate change scenarios.
Many parts of Asia and the Pacific are increasingly exposed to converging natural and biological hazards ESCAP has estimated how much this will cost by calculating a ‘climate change impact factor’. For this purpose, it considers two climate change scenarios – ‘representative concentration pathways’ (RCPs) – a moderate scenario of RCP 4.5 and a worst-case scenario of RCP 8.5. The current annual losses from natural and biological hazards are estimated at around $780 billion. Under RCP 4.5, these losses will increase to $1.1 trillion, and under RCP 8.5, to around $1.4 trillion.
Adaptation Cost and Priorities
Explore how much Asia-Pacific subregions need to invest to adapt to the expanding riskscape and their potential investment priorities
Economic Impact for East and North-East Asia
Explore the East and North-East Asia riskscape and how much countries can lose annually from multiple hazards under the current situation and under two climate change scenarios.