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Southeast Asia faces more severe effects of climate change, McKinsey says


Scooter drivers in Ho Chi Minh City on November 01, 2016.

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Southeast Asia potentially will face more severe consequences of climate change than other parts of the world, according to the business and economic research arm of consulting firm McKinsey.

Climate change is a critical challenge that Southeast Asia must confront as the region seeks to expand its economy and remain a key engine of growth for the world, McKinsey Global Institute said in a report.

Asia as a region faces hazards including flooding, drought, severe typhoons as well as conditions of rising heat and humidity.

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