Torrential rainfall in the United Kingdom led to vulnerable areas being flooded and roads shut down.
News from the United Kingdom, just as the rain is pouring down in Central, Eastern and Northern England, is that risk of flood will quadruple by 2035 – impacting people and livelihoods. U.K. government climate advisors urge for adaptation action in flood defenses, especially in low-lying areas, to take place in order to reduce the impact by approximately 74 percent.
To help increase preparedness to events such as this around the world, the Global Adaptation Institute (GAIN) has created the GAIN Index. This navigation tool ranks 161 countries in terms of their vulnerability and readiness to adapt to the global challenges of coastal protection, water, agriculture & food, and energy. See how the U.K. and more rank at index.gain.org/ranking.
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