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VN telt de kosten van klimaatgerelateerde rampen

October 12, 2018 - Economische verliezen door klimaatgerelateerde rampen liepen op tot
$2,25 biljoen over de laatste twee decennia, volgens de VN een toename van meer dan 150 procent vergeleken met de voorgaande periode van 20 jaar.

From 1998 to 2017, reported losses from all natural disasters totalled $2.9 trillion, of which 77 percent was due to extreme weather events, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) said.

This compares with overall losses of $1.3 trillion from 1978 to 1997, of which climate-related disasters accounted for $895 billion or 68 percent.

Losses were greatest in the United States at over $944 billion, followed by China at $492 billion and Japan at $376 billion.

The UNISDR cautioned that the 1998-2017 figures rely on official reports, so more economically powerful countries are generally overrepresented. Insurance is less widespread in developing countries.

PUBLISHED: 12/10/2018; STORY: Graphic News