Global Climate Risk Index 2013: Who suffers most from Extreme Weather Events? Weather Related Loss events in 2011 and 1992 to 2011
Authored by Sven Harmeling and David Eckstein
The Global Climate Change Risk Index 2013 is a tool that can be used to analyze the extent by which countries have been affected by climate-related phenomena like storms, floods, heat waves and the like. The basis for this Global Climate Change Risk Index is the available data obtained in 2011, and for the period of 1992-2001. This index can serve as an indicator that the Philippines, as a country greatly affected by climate change, may experience greater vulnerability to the destructive effects of climate change. The paper provides a part where readers could understand how the Global Climate Risk Index can be read in order to derive their preferred data and data sets.