The 2019 conferences of the Pan-Asia Risk and Insurance Management Association (PARIMA) concluded with the final conference in Kuala lumpur on 5 November 2019. The theme for 2019 was 'Redefining Risks'.
As the impact of climate change exacerbates and water, food and fuel shortages leading to price hikes of these essentials become endemic, conflicts over these are expected to start increasing dramatically.
Asia has the largest share of its population at high risk from a lack of cooling - close to 60% - as climate change continues to increase global temperatures. Globally, over a billion people face threats to their health because they lack cooling methods.
Protected areas, which are vital to preserve diverse life on Earth, as well as mitigate climate change by conserving carbon-sequestering vegetation, are not able to reduce the "anthropogenic pressure" on the most precious natural habitats.
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