08 Nov Impact of Climate Change on ASEAN International Affairs: Risk and Opportunity Multiplier
Already there are tensions between Bangladesh and Myanmar over the Muslim population in Rakhine, which Myanmar sees as illegal Muslim immigrants from Bangladesh. What will happen if 1, 10 or 30 million Bangladeshis need to find new homes due to rising sea levels?
A new report published by 23 researchers at NUPI and sister institutes in all ten ASEAN countries analyses the consequences of climate change and climate policy for international affairs in ASEAN. Both climate change and climate mitigation are likely to affect international affairs in ASEAN—in ways that are both good and bad—for example through forced migration, strains on food production, accelerated dam construction on the region’s international rivers on reduced dependency on fossil fuel imports.
For further details, see the new report Impact of Climate Change on ASEAN International Affairs: Risk and Opportunity Multiplier.