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Leaders urge resilience

Leaders urge resilience 11 April 2019

Climate Adaptation Leaders Urge More Ambition in Resilience Building (via UNFCCC News)

Experts and leaders meeting at the Korea Global Adaptation Week in Songdo, the Republic of Korea, have urged countries to increase their climate ambition and to scale up their efforts to build resilience to the unavoidable impacts of climate change.

The meeting, attended by representatives of national and sub–national government authorities, academia, the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the UN and many other organizations, is taking place against the backdrop of the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, which has impacted millions of people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

“We have a huge responsibility to take action as we see extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change,” UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) Deputy Executive Secretary Ovais Sarmad, stressed during the high level opening session of the Korea Global Adaptation Week.

According to Ovais Sarmad, this event (to April 12) is a platform for “determining how countries can build their resilience and their ability to cope better in the future”, as well as an opportunity to address access to funding for effective adaptation to climate change.

Read more via UNFCCC News…