The Philippines has topped the list of countries facing the highest risk of climate change hazards, according to the latest Global Peace Index (GPI) released by Australia-based independent think tank Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).
Citing data from the Index for Risk Management, the IEP said the Philippines scored the highest in terms of risk of multiple climate change hazards such as floods, cyclones and droughts.
It noted that 47 percent of the population live in areas with high exposure to climate hazards.
Following the Philippines in terms of risk due to multiple hazards are Japan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, Indonesia, India, Vietnam and Pakistan.
Meanwhile, the Philippines ranked seventh in terms of risk to single natural hazard, after Vietnam, Somalia, Japan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Indonesi
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