Synergy of climate change with country success and city quality of life

Arturas Kaklauskas, Ajith Abraham, Loreta Kaklauskiene, Ieva Ubarte, Dilanthi Amaratunga, Irene Lill, Virginijus Milevicius, Ulijona Kaklauskaite

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Abstract

Most people around the world have felt the effects of climate change on their quality of life. This study sought to achieve the maximum efficiency for climate change actions with the minimum negative impact on the well-being of countries and cities. The Climate Change and Country Success (C3S) and Climate Change and Cities’ Quality of Life (C3QL) models and maps of the world created as part of this research showed that as economic, social, political, cultural, and environmental metrics of countries and cities improve, so do their climate change indicators. For the 14 climate change indicators, the C3S and C3QL models indicated 68.8% average dispersion dimensions in the case of countries and 52.8% in the case of cities. Our research showed that increases in the success of 169 countries saw improvements in 9 climate change indicators out of the 12 considered. Improvements in country success indicators were accompanied by a 71% improvement in climate change metrics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7872
Number of pages16
JournalScientific Reports
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2023

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