Did you know four out of five of the top global risks in the next 10 years are related to climate change?
This means it more important than ever that communities and ecosystems become more resilient to the extreme impacts that could occur.
Reducing greenhouse gases is not enough. Adaptation – how to live with a warming world – is now also key.
Drayton Controls uncovered how different countries have ranked in climate adaptation since 2000 using the University of Notre Dame’s ND-GAIN Index, which ranks countries on vulnerability to extreme events such as droughts and storms as well as readiness to withstand the shocks and stresses of these events.
You can check out the interactive content here: https://wiser.draytoncontrols.co.uk/blog/surviving-climate-change-which-countries-are-most-prepared?return=/blog/
Here are a few items that we found interesting.
The countries most at risk and least prepared are in Africa. Most have a lack of agricultural and medical resources combined with infrastructural and political insecurity. Therefore, the index highlights the need for richer, more technologically advanced nations to help less developed countries.
The good news is that overall, the world is better prepared than it was in the 1990s but as a whole we need to help communities most at risk by taking more action to prevent global warming.