The theme study sets out the transformations that are needed for Asia and the Pacific to transition to a net-zero-carbon future in support of sustainable development.

The impacts of climate drivers on mobility are therefore highly context-specific and often intersect with other economic, political, social, cultural, and demographic factors. Also, climate change impacts exacerbate pre-existing socio-economic vulnerabilities and everyday risks.

The climate is how the atmosphere behaves over a long period of time (typically defined as at least a 30-year period). Descriptions of the climate inform us about the average weather, as well as other aspects of weather patterns and distribution of meteorological parameters – including anomalous, rare and extreme events.

Cooling has had a significant impact on global climate change. It is important to respond promptly and effectively to the climate challenges posed by the growing global demand for air-conditioning and refrigeration to achieve the Paris Agreement objectives and the mid-century carbon-neutral goals.

The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) and CDP, has assessed 50 influential companies across the building sector. The first Buildings Benchmark, published , finds that most property developers, managers, and construction companies don’t have both emissions targets and climate transition plans in place.