Climate crisis could displace 1.2 billion people by 2050: Report

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News: Institute for Economics & Peace(IEP) has released the inaugural edition of the report titled “Ecological Threat Register(ETR)”.

Facts:

  • About the report: The report measures the ecological threats countries are currently facing and provides projections to 2050.

Key Highlights from the report:

  • About 1.2 billion people could be forced to leave their homes in the next 30 years as natural disasters like droughts, hurricanes and monsoons continue to increase in intensity due to global heating.
  • 19 countries with the highest number of ecological threats are among the world’s 40 least peaceful countries including Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Chad, India and Pakistan.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa are the regions facing the largest number of ecological threats.
  • The countries with the largest number of people at risk of mass displacements are Pakistan, followed by Ethiopia and Iran.
  • By 2040, a total of 5.4 billion people – more than half of the world’s projected population will live in the 59 countries experiencing high or extreme water stress including India and China.

Additional Facts:

  • Institute for Economics & Peace(IEP): It is the world’s leading think tank headquartered in Sydney, Australia.It released reports such as the Global Peace Index and Global Terrorism Index.
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