ND-GAIN is featured in the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Risk Report. Climate change mitigation and adaptation is listed as the fifth risk of “highest concern” in 2014, alongside interrelated risks of “water crises” and “food crises.” Discussing the need for developing countries to adapt to climate change, the report states:
According to the latest Notre Dame-Global Adaptation Index, it will take more than 100 years for the world’s poorest
countries to reach the current adaptive capacity of higher-income OECD countries. The World Bank estimates the cost
of climate change adaptation for developing countries at US$ 70-100 billion per year through to 2050.
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