Solutions to Global Warming in Asia
Solutions to global warming across the varied countries of the Asian region include providing cleaner cook stoves to rural families, improving rice cultivation to decrease methane emissions, reducing emissions from deforestation, cutting a deepening dependence on carbon-emitting coal, and tackling emissions from a growing number of cars, trucks, and buses.
Encompassing Indonesia, which faces significant pressures on its tropical forest resources; the oil-rich countries of the Middle East; and the rapidly developing nations of China and India (currently the world's number one and four annual emitters of CO2 respectively, (using 2008 data), Asia currently contributes the most global warming emissions annually. The Asian region also faces a range of climate impacts, including extreme heat, imperiled drinking water resources, and accelerated sea-level rise, which can lead to widespread population displacement, food insecurity, and costly damage to coastal cities and towns.
This region's diversity is also apparent in its solutions. From providing cleaner cookstoves to rural families and improving rice cultivation to reduce methane emissions to reducing emissions from deforestation and cutting deepening dependence on carbon-emitting coal, the solutions to global warming pursued by countries across Asia are specific to their unique needs and opportunities.