Welcome to Climate Asia
How do people in Asia live with climate change now? How will its impacts shape their future, and how will they, in turn, shape their environment? What are the most effective ways to support people to adapt to climate change, and how best can the media, governments, organisations and businesses communicate with them? These are the questions behind Climate Asia, the world’s largest study of people’s everyday experience of climate change. The project surveyed 33,500 people across seven Asian countries – Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan and Vietnam.
You can use our Data Portal to access our survey data from over 33,500 people by country and by region, read detailed reports of our findings, use our research tools, and discover how we analysed our data.
36% have made changes to their livelihoods as a result of changes in climate
72% of people felt they needed government support to act
90% feel impacted but only 30% are willing to make changes to their livelihood
81% of people have heard of climate change
59% feel that agricultural productivity has decreased
11% feel that the media is covering issues related to climate change fairly or very well
83% were already taking measures to improve energy efficiency
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