December 4, 2022

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UN chief Guterres sharp at climate summit: 'We're on the highway to climate hell, our feet on the gas pedal'

UN chief Guterres sharp at climate summit: ‘We’re on the highway to climate hell, our feet on the gas pedal’

Warning people earlier

Guterres also stressed that there is a global warning system to climate disasters. that so called early warning system It must ensure that fewer people die and less material damage in the event of climate disasters.

The plan will be published in consultation with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, or UNDRR.

There will be a special advisory board, which will help countries with advice and assistance. Warning 24 hours in advance would Can reduce damage by 30%. However, half of the world does not have such a system yet. There are eight times as many deaths in countries that have such a climate disaster warning system. The system must be rolled out within five years. The budget is provisionally set at $3.1 billion.

Better information can also help in other areas, such as food supplies: “A lot of people need to have access to it. They also need to be much better informed about food prices and the weather, even if it’s just a simple text or voice message to say farmers about when is the best time to plant, plant, irrigate or fertilize”, according to the World Meteorological Organization. So-called smart agriculture can reduce the likelihood of food insecurity by 30 percentage points.

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