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Adapting to Climate Change in Developing Countries


“The human drama of climate change will largely be played out in Asia, where over 60 percent of the world’s population, around 4 billion people, live.”
— "Up in smoke? Asia and the Pacific," Working Group on Climate Change & Development


How can we address the impact of climate change on vulnerable areas of the world?


Help communities develop effective resilience plans and strategies to cope with the short- and long-term effects

Case Study

Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network
  • Launched in 2009 by the Rockefeller Foundation
  • Major component of the foundation’s $70 million global Climate Change Resilience Initiative
  • Will create models for assessing and addressing risk, in partnership with grantees and country-level partners


  • Currently investing in six cities in India and Vietnam
  • By 2012 will have a network of Asian city partners with robust climate change adaptation plans integrated into urban planning and development
  • Building sustained support of climate change resilience by governments and increased investment by other donors

Research Sources

Up in Smoke? Asia and the Pacific
Working Group on Climate Change and Development 11/17/2007

Rockefeller Foundation 2007 Annual Report

Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network of the Rockefeller Foundation

"Climate Change Adaptation: The Next Great Challenge for the Developing World"
Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, Speech

Climate Change Resilience Initiative

Philanthropy News Digest

Rockefeller Foundation Launches Initiative to Help Asian Cities Prepare for Climate Change

End Poverty 2015: Millennium Development Goals Fact Sheet
United Nations
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