Which Coastal Cities Are at Highest Risk of Damaging Floods?

Overview: The World Bank is an intergovernmental financial institution based in Washington D.C. that fights poverty by providing loans to developing countries, sponsoring research and promoting policy change worldwide.

How to Use This Resource: The cost of urban losses from flooding in coastal cities will rise 850 percent in 50 years, according to this World Bank report. Its findings are summarized in this article, which includes a link to purchase the full report. The report is part of a series,  “Turn Down the Heat,” that looks at expected rises in sea level and their impact on vulnerable regions around the world.