24 Nov '14, 5pm

Which Country is the Most Prepared for Climate Change?

that the highest ranked countries share certain characteristics. While they are not immune to the threats of climate change, “they have good capacities to deal with the potential climate risks, including high access to amenities such as electricity, sanitation and clean drinking water . In general, they are also less dependent on natural capital, are better prepared for natural disasters and practice good governance.” You’ll also notice on the map that the most vulnerable countries are centered around the equator, while those closer to the poles fare better. So we find ourselves in familiar territory: those countries with the financial resources and stable governance practices in place to adapt to climate change will cope, while countries that are poor financially and in terms of technological and governance infrastructure will suffer.

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