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dc.creatorUN.ESCAP
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-26T21:07:26Z
dc.date.available2021-03-26T21:07:26Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12870/227
dc.description.abstractWhile efforts to mitigate climate change continues by reducing greenhouse gases (ghg), the impacts of climate change has resulted in changes to the hydro-meteorological events of floods and droughts, translated in more extreme case of events. Climate Change has also increase the melting of the polar ice and the water towers of the Himalaya's Hindu Kush, and threaten coastal settlements with sea-level rise. all this will have significant impact on developing countries of Asia and the Pacific region particularly of the least developed countries and small island states in the Pacific and Indian oceans. <p></p> More than 90% of impacts of climate change are related to water issues. these impacts are not only on water supply for household, industries and agriculture, but also on disasters and hazards during heavy rainfall, with flooded areas and landslides. during droughts, forest fires and haze have become the norm. The spread of poor quality water during floods and concentration of toxic water during drier months are an added health hazards. As such, water security has become a truly global challenge. <p></p> ESCAP in its "Low Carbon Green Growth Roadmap for Asia Pacific" publication has articulated on, "Turning resource constraints and the climate crisis into economic growth opportunities." Rhis current publication looks at the detail challenges of water resources management from the perspective of green economy. it complemented the works in managing the multitude of water challenges facing the vast Asia and the Pacific region as climate change impact is expected to further exacerbate these challenges. <p></p> This publication is prepared to provide guidance in discussions for adaptation to climate change through integrated water resources management and green growth to achieve green economy and sustainable development.
dc.format.extent55 p.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUnited Nations
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dc.rightsUse may not be made of this publication for resale or any other commercial purpose whatsoever without prior permission. Applications for such permission, with a statement of the purpose and extent of reproduction, should be addressed to the Secretary of the Publications Board, United Nations, New York.
dc.titleClimate change adaptation for water management in a green economy : discussion paper
dc.typeText
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.rights.holderUnited Nations
dc.subject.unbistCLIMATE CHANGE
dc.subject.unbistWATER MANAGEMENT
escap.publisherPlaceNew York
escap.doctypeReport
escap.programmeOfWorkEnvironment and Development
escap.areasOfWorkNature for People
escap.unSDG13. Climate Action
escap.unSDG6. Clean Water and Sanitation
escap.unSDG12. Responsible Consumption and Production
escap.libBibNumber26135
escap.bibLevelMonograph
escap.libCallnumberA X(5-012):551.588:551.48 Uni cl 2012
escap.link.internalLinkhttps://www.unescap.org/resources/climate-change-adaptation-water-management-green-economy%C2%A0
escap.contactPhone+66 2 288-1234
escap.contactEmail[email protected]
escap.contactUnitEnvironment and Development Division
dc.date.escap2012-01-01


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