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Climate change poses a real economic and environmental threat to Asia. The region is home to more than half of the world’s poor, of whom two-thirds are women. Sixty per cent of the world population lives in Asia and, of this, 60 per cent depend on agriculture, fisheries, forests and other ecosystems for its livelihood. In the past decades, Asia has experienced high rates of economic growth matched by ever increasing greenhouse gas emissions. This growth, while boosting GDP, has not translated into widespread improvements in well- being. Instead, millions of people have been marginalised and natural resources depleted. Consequently, communities and ecosystems are highly vulnerable to the current and predicted impacts of climate change