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The Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes (1970–2019)

An overview of impacts from weather, climate and water extremes globally from 1970 to 2019 based on disaster data from the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT). Disaster statistics are conducted for the 50-year and decadal periods at the national, regional and global scales. A special section on the disproportionate impacts that tropical cyclones have on disaster statistics as well as on developing countries. Contributions from UNDRR and WHO discussing relevant sectoral loss and damage statistics, challenges and opportunities in recording and analysis of loss and damage data considering implementation of the Sendai Framework agreement and the 2030 global agenda. Content for discussion at the next WMO sponsored International Workshop on Loss and Damage Data and Statistics (to be held Q3/4 2021) which is planned to discuss the state of recording, quality control and analysis of loss and damage data and information opportunities for better standardization and harmonization.
Author: World Meteorological Organization
Language: English
Pubished By: World Meteorological Organization
Pubished date: September 2021

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