2023-1 Southeast Asia Center Special Lecture

  • Date: March 28th, Tuesday, 2023 15:00 – 16:30
  • Location: Room 406, SNUAC (Bldg. 101) / Online via Zoom

Presenter:  Chang-gil Kim (Visiting Scholar, SNUAC)

The climate crisis is a global mega-trend that has a considerable impact on not only the current generation but also the future generations; it is significantly influencing the agriculture sector of Southeast Asia, which is highly susceptible to climate change. In such a situation, a large portion of employment in Southeast Asia today is the agricultural population, and agrarian output takes up about 20% of the GDP, showing that agriculture is a critical industry. Yet, the farm infrastructure in Southeast Asia is vulnerable. This lecture predicts climate change in the Southeast Asian region based on the 6th IPCC evaluative report (2021) and related resources in order to examine the impact of the climate crisis on the agriculture of Southeast Asia. It will overview the relationship between climate change and agriculture, show the former’s impact on rice and other major crops, and suggest means of adjusting to the climate crisis.