Climate-fragility risks in Asia: the development nexus

Climate-fragility risks are on the rise globally and developmental paths taken by countries can shape these risks. To understand the link between development and climate-fragility risks in Asia, this brief presents the findings of a survey conducted with development practitioners and experts from a range of developing and developed countries. To explain the differences in survey findings, this brief also outlines a Climate-Fragility Risk Index (CFRI) that provides a systematic presentation and analysis of various climate-fragility indicators. This brief provides an evidence for the nexus between development and climate-fragility risks and, as a way forward, advises countries to formulate and implement well-coordinated and evidence-based policies in the increasingly integrating world.