India incurred a loss of $87 billion due to climate-related hazards last year

Oct 27, 2021

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

According to the ‘State of the Climate in Asia 2020’ report by the United Nations,...

...the year 2020 was one of the hottest years in Asia on record.

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Extreme weather and climate change impacts across Asia in 2020 cost thousands of lives,...

...displaced millions of others and cost billions worth of infrastructure and ecosystems, said the report.

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According to the report, India incurred a loss of $87 billion due to climate related hazards in 2020.

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In 2020, floods and storms affected approximately 50 million...

...people including over 5,000 lives lost in Asia itself.

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According to the UN report, India suffered the most in absolute value ($26.3 billion),...

...followed by China ($23.1 billion), due to extreme climatic events.

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Bangladesh, Republic of Korea and Pakistan also suffered severe damages in 2020...

...but comparatively lesser than India and China

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The number of people affected in India due to these extreme events in the year...

...2020 was 19 million, which is the highest among other Asian countries.

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The UN report says that Cyclone Amphan, which severely damaged several...

...parts of West Bengal in India, was one of the strongest cyclones ever recorded.

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It particularly affected 13.6 million people in India, the damages amounting to $14 billion.

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Apart from the damages, the cyclone, which also hit the Sundarbans...

...in India and Bangladesh, also displaced 2.4 million people in India.

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