There is a German version available, too.
Here is what the report's website says:
The Global Climate Risk Index 2016 analyses to what extent countries have been affected by the impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.). The most recent data available - from 2014 and 1995–2014 - were taken into account. The countries affected most in 2014 were Serbia, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina. For the period from 1995 to 2014 Honduras, Myanmar and Haiti rank highest.
This year's 11th edition of the analysis reconfirms that, according to the Climate Risk Index, less developed countries are generally more affected than industrialised countries. Regarding future climate change, the Climate Risk Index may serve as a red flag for already existing vulnerability that may further increase in regions where extreme events will become more frequent or more severe due to climate change. While some vulnerable developing countries are frequently hit by extreme events, there are also some others where such disasters are a rare occurrence.
The Paris climate summit is the keystone to an international year advancing several international policy issues relevant to reduce impacts of extreme events. Paris needs to deliver a farreaching and durable climate regime that safeguards affected populations through the agreement of a global adaptation goal, an adaptation policy cycle, support for adaptation investments and an international agenda to address loss and damage. [Click on the graphic to enlarge it.]
And the press release:
Paris/Bonn (3rd Dec. 2015). Serbia, Afghanistan and Bosnia and Herzegovina were the countries most impacted by climatic events in 2014. This is the result of this year’s Global Climate Risk Index, launched today by Germanwatch at the climate summit in Paris. "Heavy rains, flooding and landslides have been the defining hazards of the new Global Climate Risk Index", said Sönke Kreft, author of the study and Team Leader for International Climate Policy at Germanwatch. "Patterns of extreme precipitation is what people and countries will likely face in a warming climate."
"It was the poorhouse of Europe that was the worst hit last year", said Kreft. That the majority of impacts from floods, storms and heat waves are borne by poor countries, is also highlighted in the Index's long-term finding. Kreft: "Climate related impacts are unfair. Nine out of ten most affected countries in the period 1995-2014 are among the 'low' or 'lower-middle' income countries, with the most impacted being Honduras, Myanmar and Haiti."
Some countries are being repeatedly battered by extreme climatic events. Pakistan has now been in the 'Bottom Ten' for five consecutive years, while the Philippines were among the ten most impacted countries seven times in the last decade.
"Constant calamities from storms and floods take a heavy toll on the Philippines", said Raymund E. Liboro, representative of the Philippines commenting on the index' results. "We realised that climate change is the defining challenge for our people and the planet. That's why we brokered the Declaration of the Climate Vulnerable Forum - a statement of a group of countries to inject urgency and morality into the climate talks." Kreft adds: "Our index results are a reminder that the Paris climate summit needs to achieve the climate ambition and global solidarity required to safeguard vulnerable population worldwide."
Honduras is what interests me. That's where I am.
Enjoy - or not.
"Snow skiing will be hurt – but water skiing will benefit." - Yale economist, 1990, commenting on climate change (via Bill McKibben)