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Global efforts to strengthen and expand early warning systems

发布时间:2019年12月17日09:46 Source: WMO Website Release Time: December 17, 2019 09:46
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The Climate Risk Early Warning System (CREWS) global initiative continues to make progress, and Germany has injected another 10 million euros into it. The CREWS initiative, launched at the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference, aims to strengthen early warning systems and climate resilience in the most vulnerable countries. To date, it has invested $ 42 million in least developed countries and small island developing States Partners have mobilized an additional $ 130 million in public funds.

Brigitte Collet, French climate ambassador, said: "CREWS is becoming more and more important as the impact of climate change is increasing, especially on the most vulnerable groups." Assessment of CREWS It shows that of the 76 least developed countries and small island developing States that are prioritized, 44 have been assisted. Benefiting from this, Fiji now has a flood warning system; Burkina Faso has issued a sandstorm warning, seasonal forecasts are being produced, and small farmers are notified via local radio when crops will be planted; Papua New Guinea has passed In cooperation, the first season forecast is released in 2019. The latest countries to benefit from CREWS support are Afghanistan, Chad and Togo. CREWS is also preparing projects for Haiti and plans to provide more funding to Pacific and West African countries.

(Selected from: December 13, WMO Website Editor-in-Chief: Wang Jingtao)

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