Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Car-culture in developed world causes pain in less-developed

World temperature and natural disasters in LDCs, 1960-2009

UNCTAD.ORG >> Press releases >> Study urges scaled-up, improved financing for climate change adaptation in least developed countries: "The report finds that there has been an increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events in LDCs, with five times as many such incidents occurring from 2000 to 2010 as during the 1970s. During the period 2000-2010, LDCs recorded economic losses totalling $14.1 billion. Within the LDC Group, Bangladesh and Myanmar suffered the greatest economic losses ($5.8 billion and $4.5 billion respectively). Overall, LDCs and small island developing States (SIDS) are among the most susceptible in the world to natural disasters, as a result of which they suffer significant shocks to their economies."

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