Asia-Pacific

13 Jan 2009

This key sheet is part of a series aimed at DFID staff and development partners examining the impact of climate change on poverty, and exploring tools for adaptation to climate change.

It focuses on information needs in planning for and reducing risks to current climate and future climate change. It aims to guide the reader through the key issues of:

13 Jan 2009

Poor households in Bangladesh depend heavily on wood, dung and other biomass fuels for cooking. This paper provides a detailed analysis of the implications for indoor air pollution, drawing on new monitoring data for respirable airborne particulates (PM10) in a large number of Bangladeshi households.

13 Jan 2009

The central problem within the water sector is the lack of adequate access to safe water supply and basic sanitation. This is intensified through rapid population growth; at the same time the amount of available water decreases due to pollution, overuse and climate change.

GTZ is currently involved in water-related projects in 34 countries and one region (SADC). Water is a priority area in their projects in 23 of these countries (8 in sub-Saharan Africa, 6 in the Middle East/North Africa, 3 in Latin America, 3 in Asia and 3 in Central and Eastern Europe).

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