Philippines most exposed to climate change risks – study

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Philippines Most Exposed To Climate Change Risks – Study

The Philippines is topping the list of countries facing the highest risk of climate change hazards, according to the latest Global Peace Index released by Australia-based independent think tank Institute for Economics and Peace.

The study found that 47 per cent of the country’s population is in areas highly susceptible to climate hazards such as earthquakes, tsunami, floods, tropical cyclones and drought. The Philippines is followed by Japan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, Indonesia, India, Vietnam and Pakistan.

The report said an estimated 971 million people live in areas with high or very high exposure to climate hazards.

Philippines Most Exposed To Climate Change Risks – Study

For the first time, the institute assessed the impact of climate change to overall peace worldwide. It noted that climate change can indirectly increase the likelihood of violent conflict through its impacts on resource availability, livelihood security and migration.

“The effects of climate change pose a major challenge to peacefulness in the coming decade,” the report released this week noted.

“Environmental risks of climate change and resource scarcity had the highest likelihood and impact, out of five risk categories including economic, geopolitical, societal, technological and environmental threats, as estimated by the World Economic Forum,” it said.

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The Philippines is topping the list of countries facing the highest risk of climate change hazards, according to the latest Global Peace Index released by Australia-based independent think tank Institute for Economics and Peace. The study found that 47 per cent of the country’s population is in areas highly susceptible to climate hazards such as earthquakes, tsunami, floods, tropical cyclones and drought. The Philippines is followed by Japan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, Indonesia, India, Vietnam and Pakistan. The report said an estimated 971 million people live in areas with high or very high exposure to climate hazards. For the first time,...

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Philippines Most Exposed To Climate Change Risks – Study

The Philippines is topping the list of countries facing the highest risk of climate change hazards, according to the latest Global Peace Index released by Australia-based independent think tank Institute for Economics and Peace.

The study found that 47 per cent of the country’s population is in areas highly susceptible to climate hazards such as earthquakes, tsunami, floods, tropical cyclones and drought. The Philippines is followed by Japan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, Indonesia, India, Vietnam and Pakistan.

The report said an estimated 971 million people live in areas with high or very high exposure to climate hazards.

Philippines Most Exposed To Climate Change Risks – Study

For the first time, the institute assessed the impact of climate change to overall peace worldwide. It noted that climate change can indirectly increase the likelihood of violent conflict through its impacts on resource availability, livelihood security and migration.

“The effects of climate change pose a major challenge to peacefulness in the coming decade,” the report released this week noted.

“Environmental risks of climate change and resource scarcity had the highest likelihood and impact, out of five risk categories including economic, geopolitical, societal, technological and environmental threats, as estimated by the World Economic Forum,” it said.

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