COP27: UN reveals $3b plan to achieve early warning systems

The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) António Guterres, has revealed the details of his Executive Action Plan for the Early Warnings for All initiative.

The initiative aims to ensure that everyone on the planet was protected by early warning systems within the next five years.

The plan calls for prior investments of $3.1 billion between 2023 and 2027, equivalent to a cost of just 50 cents per person per year.

Guterres announced the plan at the ongoing COP27 Climate Change Conference at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, during a meeting of government and UN leaders, financing agencies, ‘Big Tech’ companies, and the private sector.

The UN chief said: “Vulnerable communities in climate hotspots are being blindsided by cascading climate disasters without any means of prior alert.

“Countries with limited early warning coverage have disaster mortality eight times higher than countries with high coverage.

“The Action Plan launched today sets out the way forward to right this wrong, and protect lives and livelihoods.”



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