Climate Change Vulnerability Mapping for Southeast Asia

Report / Paper

Climate Change Vulnerability Mapping for Southeast Asia

AUTHORS: Dr. Arief Anshory Yusuf (email: arief.yusuf@fe.unpad.ac.id) or Dr. Herminia Francisco (email: hfrancisco@idrc.org.sg)

PUBLISHED DATE

March 2012

RESOURCE

This paper provides information on the sub-national areas (regions/districts/provinces) most vulnerable to climate change impacts in Southeast Asia. This assessment was carried out by overlaying climate hazard maps, sensitivity maps, and adaptive capacity maps following the vulnerability assessment framework of the United Nations’ Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The study used data on the spatial distribution of various climate-related hazards in 530 sub-national areas of Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Based on this mapping assessment, all the regions of the Philippines; the Mekong River Delta  in Vietnam; almost all the regions of Cambodia; North and East Lao PDR; the Bangkok region of Thailand; and West Sumatra, South Sumatra, West Java, and East Java of Indonesia are among the most vulnerable regions in Southeast Asia