Governments are facing significant climate-related risks from the expected increase in frequency and intensity of cyclones, floods, fires, and other climate-related extreme events.

Loss and damage is an urgent concern, driven by the increasingly harmful effects of climate change. Communities are experiencing new types and forms of climate impact, of higher frequency and intensity, which they are not equipped to handle.

Sea surface temperatures and ocean heat in parts of the South-West Pacific are increasing at more than three times the global average and harming vital ecosystems, whilst sea level rise poses an existential threat to low-lying islands and their people, according to this new report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Economic losses from drought, floods and landslides have rocketed in Asia. In 2021 alone, weather and water-related hazards caused total damage of US$ 35.6 billion, affecting nearly 50 million people, according to this new report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

This report covers the cyclic nature of climate and environmental impact and conflict and describes four pathways explaining the main interlinkages between climate and security as perceived by IGAD Member States.

Catalyzed by the conclusions of the 2021 Global Methane Assessment, the Global Methane Pledge (GMP) launched at the November 2021 Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow.

The WMO State of the Climate in Europe 2021, is the first edition of climate reports to be published annually by the World Meteorological Organization’s Regional Association for Europe (WMO-RA6) and the European Union's Earth observation programme, Copernicus.

Africa is a diverse continent of 1.2 billion people, spanning 55 countries, and many different ecological systems, cultures, and economies. Over the past two decades, the continent’s average annual economic growth rate has been about 3.4%.

The report reveals that over half of companies in emerging economies have been impacted by extreme weather events over the last 12 months.The report shows that 58% of companies in Africa and South Asia have been hit by events such as extreme flooding, storms or droughts over the last year, compared with 48% of respondents in the previous year’s

The impacts of climate variability, climate change, and extreme events are visible globally and in India. The Global Climate Risk Index 2021 ranks India seventh, considering the extent to which India has been affected by the impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heatwaves, etc.).

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