Most cities in India and/or China are found to be most vulnerable to Environmental Hazards.
According to a recent risk assessment report published recently, of the 100 cities worldwide, most vulnerable are in Asia and most in India or China. The report says that more than 400 large cities with a total population of 1.5 billion are at high or extreme risk. The risk factors include pollution, dwindling water supplies, heat waves, natural disasters and climate change.
Jakarta is reported to be mostly affected by pollution, flooding and heat waves which tops the ranking. Surabaya and Bandung – two Indonesian cities are in top ten. Karachi is on 12th and Lahore on 15th position.
Delhi (2nd), Chennai (3rd), Agra (6th), Kanpur (10th) and so on.. goes the global index of 576 cities compiled by business risk analysts Verisk Maplecroft.
Source of information: Article published on Phys.Org on May 13th 2021.
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