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Climate Vulnerability 1997-2021

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Global Vulnerability
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Vulnerability, in the context of climate change, serves as a crucial metric to evaluate a country's capacity to face and adapt to adverse environmental effects. This multifaceted measure encompasses three key dimensions: exposure, sensitivity, and adaptive capacity. Exposure gauges the extent to which a country is subject to the impacts of climate change, considering factors such as extreme weather events and rising temperatures.

Sensitivity examines how susceptible a nation is to these changes, assessing vulnerabilities in critical sectors like food, water, health, ecosystems, human habitat, and infrastructure. Adaptive capacity, the third dimension, reflects a country's resilience and preparedness to implement measures that mitigate the negative impacts of climate change. The combination of these components provides a comprehensive understanding of a country's overall vulnerability, forming the basis for initiatives like the ND-GAIN Index.