Top 20 Cities with Billions at Risk from Climate Change

By Eric Roston - 2012-07-06T03:32:54Z

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#11 Ningbo, China

<strong>2005 assets at risk:</strong> $9.3 billion
<strong>2070 est. assets at risk:</strong> $1.1 trillion
<strong>2005 population at risk:</strong> 299,000
<strong>2070 est. population at risk: </strong>3.3 million

A low-lying port in southeastern China, Ningbo could experience the largest proportional risk in assets at risk of all the cities ranked by the OECD. Ningbo, prone to flooding, issued new rules in 2000 and amended them in 2004. Ningbo is the first Chinese city to participate in the World Bank's Climate Resilient Cities program, which helps urban areas assess and address their vulnerabilities to disruptive events and long-term change.

Ningbo means "calm waves" in Chinese.

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