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NEC solutions for adapting to the impacts of climate change

NEC’s climate change measures

Link to Damage caused by rising sea levels and storm surge in coastal areas

Risk of death, injury, ill-health, or disrupted livelihoods in low-lying coastal zones and small island developing states and other small islands, due to storm surges, coastal flooding, and sea level rise.

Link to Damage caused by flooding in urban areas

Risk of severe ill-health and disrupted livelihoods for large urban populations due to inland flooding in some regions.

Link to Breakdown of infrastructure and other societal functions due to extreme weather events

Systemic risks due to extreme weather events leading to breakdown of infrastructure networks and critical services such as electricity, water supply, and health and emergency services.

Link to Death and ill health caused by heat waves which particularly affect vulnerable groups in urban areas

Risk of mortality and morbidity during periods of extreme heat, particularly for vulnerable urban populations and those working outdoors in urban or rural areas.

Link to Threat to food security caused by rising temperatures and drought

Risk of food insecurity and the breakdown of food systems linked to warming, drought, flooding, and precipitation variability and extremes, particularly for poorer populations in urban and rural settings.

Link to Loss of livelihood and income in rural areas due to insufficient water resources and reduced agricultural productivity

Risk of loss of rural livelihoods and income due to insufficient access to drinking and irrigation water and reduced agricultural productivity, particularly for farmers and pastoralists with minimal capital in semi-arid regions.

Link to Loss of marine ecosystems that are vital to coastal water areas

Risk of loss of marine and coastal ecosystems, biodiversity, and the ecosystem goods, functions, and services they provide for coastal livelihoods, especially for fishing communities in the tropics and the Arctic.

Link to Loss of services provided by terrestrial and inland water ecosystems

Risk of loss of terrestrial and inland water ecosystems, biodiversity, and the ecosystem goods, functions, and services they provide for livelihoods.

  • Source:Report form Working Group Ⅱ: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerabilityin
    the 5th Assessment Report of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change)

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