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Publish Date:
8 November 2021

Countries contributing to the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Initiative have announced commitments for new investments of US$ 20 million for early warnings systems in Africa, and additional financing for the Caribbean region. The initiative has been widely lauded as a success story in terms of building resilience to extreme weather and saving lives and livelihoods.

These new engagements in support of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small...

Publish Date:
11 October 2021

With national and international partners assembled, a new four-year project was officially launched at a virtual event, on Monday 4 October 2021, to strengthen multi-hazard early warning systems in Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

The project, with a $5.5 million budget, is funded by the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Initiative and aims to reduce the impacts of disasters caused by hazards by increasing the utilization...

Publish Date:
5 October 2021

Geneva 5 October 2021 - Water-related hazards like floods and droughts are increasing because of climate change. The number of people suffering water stress is expected to soar, exacerbated by population increase and dwindling availability. But management, monitoring, forecasting and early warnings are fragmented and inadequate, whilst global climate finance efforts are insufficient according to a new multi-agency report.

The State of Climate Services 2021: Water highlights the need for...