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This report focuses on the three types of climate risk – namely agricultural drought risk, urban waterlogging and coastal storm surges – that China is most likely to face in the future. We assess the expected costs and benefits associated with climate-resilient infrastructure investment and explore potential financing instruments and mechanisms that could help leverage finance.