Europe and Central Asia: Country Risk Profiles for Floods and Earthquakes
World Bank Institute
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
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This document presents risk profiles for Europe and Central Asia (ECA) countries to inform governments of the levels of risk their countries face and facilitate discussions on how they can become more resilient to both and current risks. National decision makers can obtain an overview of the risk in each country, how the risk varies among a country's provinces, and how countries rank in regard to risk in ECA region.
The risk profiles for floods and earthquakes are based on quantitative risk assessments derived using global flood and earthquake models.
Flood and earthquake risk were defined in terms of affected population and affected gross domestic product (GDP). Earthquake risk was quantified in terms of fatalities and capital loss. Estimates of future population and GDP affected by earthquakes vary significantly among five shared socioeconomic pathways (SSPs) used to represent population and GDP in 2030 and 2080.