29 Oct '14, 12am

[Business Green] Climate change could spark conflict in emerging economies, study finds

Climate change vulnerability and food insecurity could damage economic growth and amplify the risk of conflict in India, Bangladesh, and a number of other major emerging markets, according to risk analysts Maplecroft. The company's latest Climate Change and Environmental Risk Atlas (CCERA) details how countries with a high dependency on agriculture are most at risk from changing weather patterns, which are already damaging food production, contributing to poverty, and driving social unrest. FURTHER READING How can sport up its game on sustainability? Insurers tell Osborne £500m extra needed for flood defences Thirty-two countries are identified as being at "extreme risk", based on their physical exposure to climate change and their ability to adapt to the threat over the next 30 years with Bangladesh deemed to be the most at risk. Nigeria, Ethiopia, and the Philippines joi...

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