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At the Climate Adaptation Conference organized by the Netherlands in online format on January 25, the representative of the German environmental organization Germanwatch said that since the beginning of the 21st century, natural disasters have caused damage to the global economy. The amount is estimated at 2,560 billion USD.

According to Germanwatch, analysis of more than 11,000 extreme weather events showed that nearly 480,000 people died in the past two decades, of which Puerto Rico, Myanmar and Haiti were the places most affected. Germanwatch has also assessed the impact of extreme weather events that have occurred since 2000, especially the 2019 storm season, with massive storms and tornadoes devastating large areas of the Caribbean, East Africa. and South Asia.

The results show that poor and vulnerable countries are facing enormous challenges in dealing with the consequences of extreme weather events. Therefore, these countries need urgent financial and technical assistance.


Vietnam News Agency