The impacts these hazards have, and the ability to deal with those impacts, depends on the resilience or vulnerability of societies.
These devastating impacts don’t only affect the vulnerable countries first hit. Climate impacts can cascade across nations and borders: creating conditions for conflict, disrupting international trade and financial markets and forcing people from their homes.
The cascading impacts of climate change are difficult to predict, but the vulnerabilities that can start such chains of effects are already a daily reality for many people. To limit the damage of accelerating climate change, it is vital to strengthen the resilience of the most vulnerable.