Extreme weather report suggests neighbours worse hit than India

Extreme weather report suggests neighbours worse hit than India

News:

Climate Risk Index (CRI) developed by Germanwatch analyses impacts of extreme weather events, in terms of fatalities and economic losses.

Facts:

  • According to report India is 14th most affected countries by extreme weather events in the last 20 years.
  • India’s neighbor Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal are even more affected.
  • For the period from 1998 to 2017 Puerto Rico, Honduras and Myanmar rank highest

About Climate Risk Index

  • Index analyse number of deaths per 1,00,000 inhabitants, extent of financial losses and loss per unit of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of countries.
  • In the present analysis, only weather related events – storms, floods and temperature extremes (heat and cold waves) – are incorporated
  • Geological incidents like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions or tsunamis, for which data is also available, are not relevant in this context as they do not depend on the weather

Additional Facts:

  • Climate Change Performance Index developed by Germanwatch
    • It is an instrument to enhance transparency in international climate politics. Its aim is to encourage political and social pressure on those countries which have, up to now, failed to take ambitious actions on climate protection
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