This analytical report demonstrates that since the first Climate Change Conference (COP1) in 1995, 606,000 lives have been lost and 4.1 billion people have been injured, left homeless or in need of emergency assistance as a result of weather-related disasters. The report also highlights data gaps, noting that economic losses from weather-related disasters are much higher than the recorded figure of US$1.891 trillion, which accounts for 71% of all losses attributed to natural hazards over the twenty-year period. 

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Organization: UNISDR, Belgian-based Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters

Theme: Health

Topics: Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Risk Reduction/Management

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2015

Language: English