It shows the main vulnerable areas to be mountainous regions, coastal zones, the Mediterranean and the Arctic.
The report is based on 40 key indicators, and stresses the consequences of both observed and projected changes, including an increased risk of floods and droughts, losses of biodiversity, threats to human health and damage to economic sectors such as energy, transport, forestry, agriculture and tourism.
In addition to enhanced global greenhouse gas emissions reductions, it is stressed that proactive adaptation measures are also needed to moderate effects.
Posted on 9th October 2008
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