Natural catastrophes cost nearly $200bn globally in 2020. Since 1970, over 2 million people have died in climate-related disasters, with 90% in developing countries.
If we are to advance adaptation and align financial flows with climate resilient development, we need a shared understanding of the risks across society.
The Global Resilience Index Initiative (GRII) is a global public good towards this aim.
The Global Resilience Index Initiative (GRII) will provide reference data on climate and natural hazard risks to inform and protect populations and economies, particularly in emerging and developing countries.
This essential information will be open and accessible to all, using shared standards and consistent metrics at local to global scales. Until now this data has remained unavailable, inaccessible and inconsistent even in developed countries.