Top 20 Cities with Billions at Risk from Climate Change

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

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#17 Nagoya, Japan

<strong>2005 assets at risk:</strong> $109.2 billion
<strong>2070 Est. assets at risk</strong>: $623.4 billion
<strong>2005 population at risk:</strong> 696,000
<strong>2070 est. population at risk: </strong>1.3 million

Since 1959, when a typhoon killed 3,300 people in Aichi Prefecture, where Nagoya is located, city planners have conducted disaster planning to that benchmark.

Nagoya designated parts of its waterfront as a disaster prevention zone. It also sets regulations on floor level for buildings to protect them from tidal waves and other storm disasters.

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