Climate risk and response in Asia

By the McKinsey Global Institute

In many ways, Asia is on the frontline of a changing climate. We analyze the extent of climate risk facing the region and effective responses for adaptation and mitigation.

With many low-lying coastal cities exposed to flood and typhoon risk, dramatic increases in heat and humidity expected across the region, and extreme precipitation forecast in some areas but drought anticipated in others, Asian societies and economies will be increasingly vulnerable to climate risk without adaptation and mitigation.