The Global Climate Risk Index 2017 (CRI) compiled by German Watch is calculated using data from Munich RE NatCatSERVICE on the absolute and relative impacts of extreme climatic events (i.e. fatalities and economic losses from heat waves, floods and storms). Nations ranked as “high risk” are those most impacted by climate change. According to German Watch, high risk nations are most “at risk of frequent disaster or rare, but extraordinary catastrophes, or a combination of both.” We use this ranking in various places on this platform to explore if and how vulnerability to climate change relates to adaptation planning in the NDCs. Scroll down to see how CRI varies geographically and by income group.
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