Climate Change: Canada we’re coming

image Vulnerability map small Risk advisory firm Maplecroft has published a “Climate Change Risk Report” looking into the vulnerability of 168 countries to the impact of climate change. The study does not review the severity of the threats in general, but instead evaluates the ability of each of the countries to adapt and withstand potential change.

The report includes a vulnerability index and comparable country scorecards with risk indices, risk indicators, maps and graphics.

Not unsurprising the developed nations with solid infrastructures and broad funding possibilities come out in the top league. Canada scores best followed by Ireland and the Scandinavian countries. One unexpected outcome is Uruguay, coming in ninth, before countries like the UK (12th) and the US (13th). The Comoros, a group of islands off the east coast of Africa scored worst and 8 of the 10 lowest scorers are African too.

Maplecroft offers the study as a tool to “…help government and company decision-makers ensure climate change vulnerability is included in planning and strategy as well as to assist in mitigating the impacts of climate change…



More information:

Report info
Press release (Business Wire) at Reuters
Maplecroft’s Word map showing the results of the study (You’ll also find maps from other studies at this link)

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