Asia has numerous, highly-concentrated urban areas, many of which sit on fault lines and along coastal areas and river basins that are at risk from flooding and long-term sea level increases. Resilience activities focus mainly on environmental protection, disaster management, agriculture, water, and infrastructure.
Asia is vulnerable to a variety of natural disasters, including floods, earthquakes, cyclones, and droughts. Highly-concentrated urban centers put vulnerable populations living on fault lines and along coastal areas and river basins at risk from flooding and long-term sea level increases. High levels of poverty, dense populations, and low elevation make countries like Bangladesh some of the most vulnerable to climate change in the world. International donors are implementing national and regional activities to help reduce environmental degradation and protect biodiversity, develop early warning and disaster management systems, increase agricultural productivity and food security, and improve infrastructure, access to climate information, and water management.