Asia has few plans yet to deal with rising seas

Asia's population is most at risk from rising sea levels and more powerful storms, Reuters reported experts as saying on Friday, but few countries in the region have made detailed plans to deal with the hazards their coastlines and ports will face.
"In most of Asia, if you put that on a list of priorities it falls off the bottom of the page," said Steve Williams, head of Energy Solutions, which does consultancy work on industry services such as ports and infrastructure.

One in 10 people, mainly in Asia, live in coastal areas most at risk, an international study published last month found.

Ranked by population, China is most at risk to rising sea levels with 143 million people living by the coast.

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