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Data source provider

Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters

Use cases

Climate-related disclosures, Exposure quantification, Financial stability monitoring, Investment and lending decisions, Macro-economic modelling, Product development, Scenario analysis, Stress testing

Data group

Exposure to physical risks

Metric Type

Physical vulnerability

Methodology/ Standard / Classification/ Taxonomy / Reference

EM-DAT, The International Disaster Database, Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters

Unit (e.g. CO2)

Total Affected, Total Deaths, Total Damage for each disaster event

Dimension (e.g. Sector, Customer)

By Event

Time horizon 



Latest update

Time series

1900 - 2023



Observation on data availability/gaps

EM-DAT contains data on the occurrence and impacts of over 26,000 mass disasters worldwide from 1900 to the present day. The database is compiled from various sources, including UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, reinsurance companies, research institutes, and press agencies. Accessibility requires registration. Dataset can also be accessed here:

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