UN unveils early warning system for climate-related catastrophes

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday unveils its new early warning system for climate relates catastrophes.

As per the Anadolu agency report, Guterres released the system during his speech at the UN climate summit COP27 in Egypt’s seaside city of Sharm el-Sheikh.

The early warning system would give regions the ability to prepare for potentially dangerous climate-related events and would cut the impacts of extreme climate changes by 30%.

Guterres stated that the plan asks for initial fresh targeted investments of $ 3.1 billion between 2023 and 2027 or around 6% of the desired $50 billion in adaptation funds.

Guterres stated that Countries with limited early warning coverage have disaster mortality eight times higher than countries with high coverage. The Action Plan launched today sets out the way forward to right this wrong and protect lives and livelihoods.

Secretary-General further added that Climatic disasters that are cascading are catching vulnerable populations in climate hotspots off guard with no previous warning.

He also mentioned that people from Africa, South Asia, South and Central America, and the inhabitants of small island states are 15 times more at risk of dying due to climate change.

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