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A look at world’s most vulnerable cities and the threats they face

Of the 100 cities worldwide most vulnerable to environmental hazards all but one are in Asia, according to a risk assessment report.

May 14, 2021 / 08:06 PM IST
Of the 100 cities worldwide most vulnerable to environmental hazards all but one are in Asia, according to a risk assessment report. The report shows that Asia is home to world’s most vulnerable cities. A look at the threats they face and where they are located. (Image: News18 Creative)
Of the 100 cities worldwide most vulnerable to environmental hazards all but one are in Asia, according to a risk assessment report. The report shows that Asia is home to world’s most vulnerable cities. A look at the threats they face and where they are located. (Image: News18 Creative)
Research firm Verisk Maplecroft ranks 576 largest urban centres on their exposure to a range of environmental and climate-related threats. (Image: News18 Creative)
Research firm Verisk Maplecroft ranks 576 largest urban centres on their exposure to a range of environmental and climate-related threats. (Image: News18 Creative)
Of the 100 most vulnerable cities, 99 are in Asia. (Image: News18 Creative)
Of the 100 most vulnerable cities, 99 are in Asia. (Image: News18 Creative)
Climate change is a significant threat to major Asian cities. (Image: News18 Creative)
Climate change is a significant threat to major Asian cities. (Image: News18 Creative)
Pollution is the main threat to the health of India’s huge urban populations. (Image: News18 Creative)
Pollution is the main threat to the health of India’s huge urban populations. (Image: News18 Creative)
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first published: May 14, 2021 08:06 pm