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Asian Garment Hubs Facing Existential Threat: Climate Change

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Pushed up by climate change, rising sea levels over the next decade could submerge vast garment-producing regions in Asia, forcing thousands of suppliers to relocate or sink, a new study commissioned by the International Labour Organisation has found. Despite the imminent losses, the scenario is one that has received scant attention, wrote Cornell University’s Jason…

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