The corporate consultants Maplecroft has just released its risk report on climate change. The report looks at 168 countries and includes the first ever (or so the company says) vulnerability index with a set of best to worst rankings.
As the release states:
It identifies the world’s highest carbon dioxide (CO2) emitters as well as those countries most and least vulnerable to climate change. The report finds many of the world’s biggest CO2 emitters are also the countries least vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Despite being the biggest emitter, the United States is the 12th least vulnerable to climate change. And Canada is “the best haven from climate change”. At the same time about 75% of the 20 nations most vulnerable to climate change are found in Africa, the continent with the lowest CO2 emissions.
An example scorecard for Egypt can be found here. Greenbang hasn’t yet seen the data for China or India but she doubts these countries can stand up to their growing emissions.
More from the release: