Climate Change Vulnerability Index shows cities and countries most at risk


A map generated by the risk-assessment risk analysis and mapping company Maplecroft, looks at 193 countries and highlights those that will be worst off due to climate change. The index takes into account the following factors: population concentration, development, natural resources, agricultural dependency and conflict.  Principal environmental analyst at Maplecroft, Charlie Beldon says the impacts on cities — where infrastructures are already struggling to cope — could have far-reaching consequences for not just local people, but for businesses, national economies and international investors. Read more at CNN.

Find Maplecroft’s new Climate Change and Environmental Risk Atlas here.


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