The Global Risks Report 2018 is published at a time of encouraging headline global growth. Any breathing space this offers to leaders should not be squandered: the urgency of facing up to systemic challenges has intensified over the past year amid proliferating signs of uncertainty, instability and fragility.

2017 was the second-hottest year on record according to Nasa data, and was the hottest year without the short-term warming influence of an El Niño event:

Climate change impacts are being felt in many parts of the country, as manifested in erratic rainfall, extreme weather events and changes in cropping patterns.

Changes in human behavior in response to climate change, such as installing solar panels or insulating homes, alter greenhouse gas emissions.

Summer monsoon season 2011 was highlighted with unprecedented rainfall in some districts of Punjab in the second week of August 2011 causing significant damage to public and private properties. An attempt has been made in this paper to identify the observational aspects, main synoptic system, Physical process and thermodynamic features leading to such unusual rainfall in Punjab recorded on 13th August, 2011.

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This inaugural edition of the climate resilience handbook consists of a series of articles, which provide insights on three distinct areas of action: strategies for climate resilience, financing for climate resilience, and how to leverage risk management tools to increase climate resilience.

This brochure presents the main findings of a study into insurance mechanisms dealing with climate-related extreme weather events. Insurance has attracted much attention as a tool in climate risk management in this context.

This report evaluates the impact of the natural disasters and extreme weather events that occurred worldwide during 2017 and provides an overview of global economic losses.

This report provides a data-based analysis of flood risk in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar and Nepal, with the aim of supporting better decision-making on disaster preparedness and community-led innovations on disasters. The report provdes an overview of flood events and damages in 2017.

This policy briefing focuses on the impact of climate change on livelihoods, development and vulnerability in Kachchh, India. The semi-arid district of Kachchh in Gujarat is known for its erratic rainfall, water scarcity, and droughts.

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