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Caribbean rolls out plans to reduce climate change hazards


Posted in: Article | 03 May 2017 | 212

    Dr. Mark Bynoe, Senior Environment and Resource Economist, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC). (Photo via Desmond Brown/IPS)
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    Dr. Mark Bynoe, Senior Environment and Resource Economist, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC). (Photo via Desmond Brown/IPS)

    Climate change remains inextricably linked to the challenges of disaster risk reduction (DRR). And according to the head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Robert Glasser, the reduction of greenhouse gases is “the single most urgent global disaster risk treatment”.

    Glasser was addressing the Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the Americas. Held recently in Montreal, the gathering included more than 1,000 delegates from 50 countries, including the Caribbean.

    “We recognise that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is arguably the single most urgent global disaster risk treatment, because without those efforts our other efforts to reduce many hazards and the risks those pose to communities would be overwhelmed over the longer term,” Glasser said.

    Read more at: Caribbean Climate

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