September 11, 2021
Belarus received a negative rating in the European Climate Index of Extreme Events.
In the European Climate Index of Extreme Events, Belarus fell into the green zone. Her score (- 0.056). This indicator is in the negative zone and does not differ too much from the estimates of Lithuania (-0.092) and Latvia (-0.005). It can be viewed as a less extreme indicator of other neighboring countries – Poland and Ukraine, which have positive ratings (0.065) and (0.096), respectively. Russia is not represented in the European Climate Index of Extreme Events.
Countries such as the Netherlands (0.619), Belgium (0.464) and Iceland (0.388) are in a pronounced red zone.
Why do we need this data
According to AON’s annual report on weather, climate and disasters, the global economic damage from natural disasters in 2020 was estimated at 268 billion, while the global protection gap (the difference between global economic losses and dollars provided by insurers) is still 171 billion. dollars (64%), writes Thinktanks.by.
Climate change is exacerbating the impact of weather events, which are becoming more frequent and intense.
To protect livelihoods and support businesses, both insurers and insured parties need access to reliable data and information on climate change.
For this reason, the International Foundation for Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Human Development (iFAB) has teamed up with the Euro-Mediterranean Climate Change (CMCC) and Leithà to create the European Extreme Events Index (E3CI), an extreme weather index that contributes to fundamental climate change. business by insurers and the calculation of risks associated with natural phenomena.
What is E3CI?
The E3CI aims to define a synthetic index that provides information about an area, including various types of weather hazards, as well as serious such events.
The index includes five components: cold and extreme stress, droughts, droughts and winds.