Extreme rising sea levels and flooding is a threat to coastal cities. Greenpeace East Asia selected seven cities in Asia (Manila, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Seoul, Taipei, and Tokyo) that are economic centers and are located on or close to the coast to analyze how their gross domestic product (GDP) could potentially be impacted by extreme coastal flooding in 2030 with the business-as-usual (BAU) carbon-emission scenario, also called the RCP8.5 scenario. The analysis suggests how the climate crisis may affect the economies of the cities analysed in less than one decade unless we act immediately to achieve a rapid reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

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