On September 2, the“Belt and Road Climate Report: 2023” compiled by the National Climate Centre (NCC) was released at the Second International Weather Economy Summit Forum, one of the ten summit forums of the 2023 China International Trade Fair for Services (CITES).
The Report notes that the annual average temperature in most parts of the Belt and Road region shows a significant increase from 1981 to 2022, and that the rate of climate change varies markedly from one period to another and from one region to another.
The Report points out that the Belt and Road region is one of the most frequent regions in the world for meteorological disasters, including but are not limited to heavy rainfall, floods, high temperature, drought, typhoons, etc. The number of meteorological disasters from 1980 to 2022 accounted for about 40% of the total number of meteorological disasters globally.
As most countries in the region are developing countries with large populations and relatively weak capacities for disaster prevention and relief, the direct economic losses caused by meteorological disasters are relatively heavy. From 1980 to 2022, the average annual direct economic losses in the region exceeded a quarter of the total value of the global economic losses, and the overall trend is upward.
Editor: Xu Nenyu, Wu Hui