A new research report published in the journal Scientific Reports has said that the world stands to lose around 20% of its economic output to coastal flooding by 2100 if the world continues to emit greenhouse gases at the current rate.
A new study on climate change has predicted that the growing but largely unrecognised death toll from rising global temperatures will come close to eclipsing the current number of fatalities from all the infectious diseases combined if planet-heating emissions aren't constrained.
Only 31% of the 3.27m residences in 817,339 buildings built in Istanbul before 2000 have earthquake insurance, says Mr Sinan Turkkan, president of Earthquake Retrofit Association (DEGUDER).
A third of Bangladesh has been underwater after some of the heaviest rains in a decade, officials said. According to the most recent figures available, nearly 1m homes were inundated and 4.7m people were affected.
Of every 100 people polled in a recent survey, 66 have compulsory earthquake insurance and 43 have home insurance.
As the MENA region recovers from the current economic downturn, it is important that governments make their recovery 'green', says the writers of a blog posted on the World Bank website.
Flooding remains one of the more devastating risks that South and East Asia face, according to a new analysis commissioned by FM Global, one of the world's largest commercial property insurers, and carried out by analytics advisory group Pentland Analytics.
A new research by property consultants CBRE has said that prime office real estate in Singapore's central business district (CBD) is highly susceptible to the risk of flooding as sea levels rise due to global warming.
Widespread floods in China have caused insured losses of more than CNY2.4bn ($343m) as of 17 July, according to data from the CBIRC.
A national green development fund with total registered capital of $12.7bn has been established, focusing on key areas of green development along the Yangtze River Economic Belt. The fund was established in Shanghai on 15 July.