Type: Factsheet
Topic: Environment/Climate
Country: Global
The Impacts of Climate Change - Climate change is a critical challenge facing humanity. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, rising global temperatures will very likely increase the frequency and intensity of heat waves, droughts and heavy rainfall events, adversely affecting agriculture, forests, water resources, industry, human health and settlements. These events will impact many people around the world – disproportionately affecting the poor in developing countries.