JICA Ogata Research Institute

Research Activities

Climate Change Impact and Adaptation of Asian Coastal Cities

Past Research Projects

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) remarks in its fourth assessment report that large cities in Asia's coastal areas are vulnerable to climate change. This study performs quantitative simulation analysis of climate change-related social and economic impacts expected by 2050 by combining climatic, flood engineering and socio-economic analysis. It then makes policy proposals based on consideration of necessary adaptation options. In this joint study with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), JICA's responsibility is to develop an analytical approach and to analyze the situation of Manila. JICA receives the advice of the Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) of the University of Tokyo and the advice of Ibaraki University. For fiscal year 2010, it will focus on compiling a final report and releasing the outcomes of the project.

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