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New report highlights increased disaster risks for the Pacific

According to a subregional edition of the Asia Pacific Disaster Report 2022: Pathways for Adaptation and Resilience in the Pacific, every degree increase between 1.5°C and 2°C increases the risk of tropical cyclones in the Pacific small island developing States (SIDS) with expanded geographical coverage and increasing intensity, followed by floods and droughts. Climate change will have a multifaceted impact on people, their livelihoods, and the Pacific economies.카지노사이트

The report was launched yesterday at an event hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the United Nations Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Pacific Subregional Office, and the UN Resident Coordinator Office (UNRCO).

This report is among the first to present resilience-based analytics and recommendations for implementing the strategic pathways on climate change and disasters outlined in the Blue Pacific Continent 2050 Strategy, which was adopted in July 2022.

The launch event also served as a forum for discussing ways to strengthen regional and subregional cooperation to address climate change challenges, as well as to better understand the needs of integrating climate change adaptation and resilience into development plans.

“Tailored resilience-based, sub-regional analysis, like our Asia Pacific Disaster Report 2022: Pathways for Adaptation and Resilience in the Pacific, which is being launched today, is exactly what the UN should be developing for Pacific Island countries,” said UNRC ai and UNDP Pacific Representative Levan Bouadze.

“Innovative tools and technologies, from next generation risk analytics to geospatial modeling and the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning, are critical,” said ESCAP Deputy Executive Secretary Kaveh Zahedi. He also cited ESCAP’s Asia-Pacific Risk and Resilience Portal, which was launched last year, as a user-friendly one-stop shop for policymakers to access a vast array of scientific data and information, as well as tools for making risk-informed policy decisions.바카라사이트

Dr. Filimon Manoni, Acting Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), stated, “Focusing on some key adaptation priorities can help build resilience in the Pacific.” These include improving early warning systems, making water resources more resilient, building more resilient infrastructure, protecting mangroves, and increasing dryland agriculture crop production. In terms of building resilience to tropical cyclones and other hazards, these five measures will provide the best cost-benefit ratio.”

The event also highlighted the significance of an inclusive and multidimensional approach to translating transboundary hazards into risk-informed recommendations for Pacific resilience building efforts. The event’s outcome will provide substantive insight and key takeaways to the upcoming high-level meetings, namely the Inaugural Meeting of Pacific Ministers Responsible for Disaster Risk Management on 14-15 September 2022 in Nadi, Fiji, the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction on 19-22 September 2022 in Brisbane, Australia, and COP 27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

Member States, PIFS, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), and Council of Regional Organizations in the Pacific (CROP) agencies, as well as the UN system and other key Pacific stakeholders, attended the event.온라인카지노

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