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Counting the cost 2021: A year of climate breakdown

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This report highlights the 10 most financially devastating climate events of 2021, from hurricanes in the US, China and India to floods in Australia, Europe and Canada. All cost over 1.5 billion dollars of damage.

It also looks at five events which, while carrying a lower financial cost, brought devastating human impacts such as drought in Africa and Latin America and floods in South Sudan.

Published on 27 December 2021

Resource language
English
Location
  • Global
Themes – Areas of work
  • Climate change