About ICAS

The Institute for Global Change Adaptation Science (ICAS) focuses on climate change. There are two approaches to addressing these problems: prevention of warming through reduction of greenhouse gas emissions on the one hand, and adaptation to a warming environment on the other. Given the profound effects of climate change on the Asia-Pacific region, the development of a framework, policies and measures for adaptation is a critical issue for the region’s sustainability. ICAS will study adaptation in a range of fields such as disaster prevention, social safety and security, agriculture, and urban environments and lifestyle.