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This report presents an analysis of global weather-related disaster trends over a twenty year time-frame, and highlights the need for a new climate change agreement from the Climate Change Conference in December 2015. The report demonstrates that since the first Climate Change Conference 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, for instance only 35% of records include information about economic losses.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Disasters
  • Disasters and emergency response
  • Drought
  • Floods
  • Storms
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • China
Copyright No
Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified

CRED +32 2 764 3327 School of Public Health, Institute of Health and Society (IRSS) Université catholique de Louvain Clos Chapelle-aux-Champs, Bte B1.30.15 1200 Brussels, BELGIUM

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Author (corporate) Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters; UNISDR
Publication place Belgium; Switzerland
Publisher Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters; UNISDR
Publication date 2015
Pagination 27 p.
Date uploaded November 26, 2015, 01:21 (UTC)
Date modified November 26, 2015, 01:24 (UTC)