Sri Lanka has been ranked second in the Global Climate Index 2019 among the countries most affected by extreme weather events in 2017.
The entire report covers damages caused by extreme weather events from 1998 to 2017. According to the index, Sri Lanka, Puerto Rico and Dominica are the most affected countries in 2017, while Puerto Rico, Honduras and Myanmar are the most affected countries between 1998 and 2017.
The Global Climate Index 2019 was released yesterday at the Annual Climate Summit held in Katowice, Poland.
The report says that between 1998 and 2017 more than 526,000 people have died as a result of more than 11,500 extreme weather events. These events also caused a loss of approximately 3.47 trillion dollars.