The China Post
Date: November 13, 2017
By: Lin Yu-li and Flor Wang
BONN, Germany, (CNA) – Taiwan ranks seventh in terms of countries most severely
impacted by climate change, according to an annual report released by Germanwatch at the U.N. Climate Change Conference being held in the German city of Bonn.
Germanwatch is a non-profit, non-governmental development and environmental organization which lobbies for sustainable global development.
Published on Nov. 9, the Global Climate Risk Index 2018 analyses the extent to which countries have been affected by the impact of weather-related loss events like storms, floods and heat waves. Data from 1997-2016 was the basis of the determination.
In January 2016, Taiwan was hit by a rare wave of low temperatures and later slammed by six tropical storms and typhoons, Germanwatch pointed out. [FULL STORY]