New Delhi, 20 February
Nine Indian states, including Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar, are among the top 50 globally at risk of built environmental damage from extreme weather and climate change, according to new physical climate risk rankings released today by XDI (Interdependence Initiative).
Edit: temperature rise
XDI is a leader in physical climate risk analysis. The built environment includes man-made structures such as homes, roads, workplaces, and other facilities. China is the other country with the most vulnerable regions. Among the nine states, Bihar comes in at the rank Twenty-second place, Uttar Pradesh 25, Assam 28, Rajasthan 32, Tamil Nadu 36, Maharashtra 38, Gujarat 44, Punjab 48 and Kerala 50.
China and the United States are the other two countries most at risk.
Two of China’s largest sub-national economies, Jiangsu and Shandong, occupy the global ranking. More than half of the world’s 50 largest provinces are located in China. After China, the United States has the most dangerous states with 18 states in the top 100 list. Florida is the highest-ranked US state, followed by California and Texas.
According to the report, 80% of the 50 states and territories most at risk in 2050 are in China, the United States or India. “This is the first time that a physical climate risk analysis focused exclusively on the built environment has been conducted, comparing every state, province and territory around the world,” XDI said in its official statement.
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