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FOR many of us, the weather is a mundane topic, but whether we like it or not, the rain, wind, temperature, humidity, sunshine and clouds deeply affect our lives. And so does climate change, which triggers extreme weather.

Read more: Do your part to weather effects of climate change too

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Recent initiatives have explored ways to integrate climate change considerations into national development planning. A publication by the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) developed a set of proposals for integrating Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) into national development plans. A recently-concluded project on co-investment in mitigation and adaptation in Southeast Asia helped integrate climate change into national development efforts in Indonesia and Viet Nam.

Read more: Integrating Climate Considerations into National Development Planning in the Spotlight

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Unless immediate action is taken, climate change is almost certainly going to reverse Asia’s impressive development gains made over the last few decades. 

Unabated climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in Asia and the Pacific, which could severely affect their future growth, reverse current development gains and degrade quality of life, according to a report produced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).

Read more: Unabated Climate Change Would Reverse Asia’s Prosperity

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