Climate change putting '4% of global GDP at risk'

STORY: Climate change is putting 4% of global GDP at risk

a new study of 135 countries estimates

Source: S&P Global

The study looks at the likely impact of rising sea levels

and more regular heat waves, droughts and storms

on the health of countries' economies

It found that up to 4% of global economic output could be lost by 2050

with poorer parts of the world being disproportionately affected

South Asia has 10%-18% of its GDP at risk

while Europe is estimated to be the least affected region

Source: S&P Global