Series of Expert Discussions and Book Launch on "Economics of Climate Change in East Asia"


The ADB publication Economics of Climate Change in East Asia examines how Japan, Mongolia, the PRC, and the Republic of Korea can better respond to the challenges of climate change through a combination of adaptation and mitigation measures. Using detailed estimates of costs under a range of climate scenarios, the analysis identifies efficient strategies that take into account future climate-change uncertainties while balancing the costs of countermeasures. Team members from more than 10 leading universities and think tanks in Asia, North America, and Europe contributed to this collaborative project. In each country event, overall and country-specific findings were presented and discussed with experts on climate change, government officials, and the media. In total, about 160 participants joined the discussions.