By Brigitte Leoni
PARIS, 2 December 2015 - The governments of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg and The Netherlands have agreed to give more than US$80 million to equip up to 80 countries with better climate risk early warning systems.
Countries from Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and, more broadly, nations in Africa will be the first to be supported. They are on the frontline of the most dramatic consequences of climate change and the least equipped with efficient early warning systems.
Continuing to address the broad range of challenges facing the global community, Heads of State and Government along with other high-level representatives hailed recent diplomatic successes, while decrying the plight of refugees and the crises leading to their flight, during day four of the General Assembly’s annual debate.
In November 18th, the Project Management Unit of “Development initiatives for localities in climate change adaptation” (known as VIE/033) held a workshop to share information and improve the project implementation.