Climate change is expected to hit developing countries the hardest. Its effects—higher temperatures, changes in precipitation patterns, rising sea levels, and more frequent weather-related disasters—pose risks for agriculture, food, and water supplies. At stake are recent gains in the fight against poverty, hunger and disease, and the lives and livelihoods of billions of people in developing countries. Addressing climate change requires unprecedented global cooperation across borders. The World Bank Group is helping support developing countries and contributing to a global solution, while tailoring our approach to the differing needs of developing country partners. Data here cover climate systems, exposure to climate impacts, resilience, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy use. Other indicators relevant to climate change are found under other data pages, particularly Environment, Agriculture & Rural Development, Energy & Mining, Health, Infrastructure, Poverty, and Urban Development.
Indicators: Access to electricity, Agricultural irrigated land, Agricultural land, Agriculture, Annual freshwater withdrawals, Arable land, Average precipitation in depth, CO2 emissions, CO2 emissions from gaseous fuel consumption, CO2 emissions from liquid fuel consumption, CO2 emissions from solid fuel consumption, CO2 intensity, Cereal yield, Droughts, Ease of doing business index, Electric power consumption, Electricity production from coal sources, Electricity production from hydroelectric sources, Electricity production from natural gas sources, Electricity production from nuclear sources, Electricity production from oil sources, Electricity production from renewable sources, Energy use, Foreign direct investment, Forest area, GHG net emissions/removals by LUCF, HFC gas emissions, Land area where elevation is below 5 meters, Marine protected areas, Methane emissions, Mortality rate, Nitrous oxide emissions, Other greenhouse gas emissions, PFC gas emissions, Population, Population growth, Population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters, Poverty headcount ratio at $1.90 a day, Prevalence of underweight, Primary completion rate, Renewable electricity output, Renewable energy consumption, Rural land area where elevation is below 5 meters, Rural population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters, SF6 gas emissions, School enrollment, Terrestrial and marine protected areas, Terrestrial protected areas, Total greenhouse gas emissions, Urban land area where elevation is below 5 meters, Urban population, Urban population growth, Urban population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters