Climate – Participation by Mme Annick Girardin in a meeting on strengthening warning systems to cope with extreme climate events (Paris, 6 July 2015)

On 6 July, Mme Annick Girardin, Minister of State for Development and Francophony, will convene a meeting of representatives from the World Meteorological Organization, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and technical and financial partners in order to set up, in the most vulnerable countries, systems warning people about an extreme climate event (flood, heat waves, cyclone etc.).

This initiative, proposed by M. Laurent Fabius during the Sendai conference on risk reduction in March 2015 and part of the Agenda of Solutions, was supported by the G7 leaders during the Elmau summit in June. It will save lives and reduce the cost of damage caused by climate disasters. M. Laurent Fabius will discuss this issue on 8 July with Mr Cesar Purisima, the Philippines’ Finance Minister.

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