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World Risk Report 2012

Focus: Environmental degradation and disasters

The report focuses on the threat from or exposure to natural hazards and the rise in sea level cuased by climate change, as well as social vulnerability in the form of population's susceptibility and their capacity for adaption. (2012)

The WorldRiskReport 2012 contains new data on exposure to the rise in sea level based on more precise population data amongst other aspects. For example, it shows as significant increase in the threat to Bangladesh which ranked 15 in the 2011 exposure index and is now in 10th place in the index - in other words, is under much higher exposure than previously assessed. In an overall context, the risk and vulnerability structures which became clear in the 2011 report can be confirmed, for example the global risk hotspots in Oceania, Southeast Asia, in the southern Sahel and in Central America. 

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