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Climate politics waters down ambition of UN disaster risk deal

Harjeet Singh, GNDR member from Climate Action Network Harjeet Singh, GNDR member from Climate Action Network
At exactly the same time when tropical cyclone Pam, one of the most powerful cyclones ever, devastated the Pacific island of Vanuatu,  over 180 governments in Sendai, Japan are negotiating hard to reach an agreement to prepare for and reduce the impact of disasters. Harjeet Singh, GNDR member, reflects on how governments should be stepping up actions to deal with climate change, during a final round of talks on post 2015 disaster risk reduction framework marred by regressive stances. "If we end up with all weak targets, then the new agreement will in fact be weaker than the current Framework that ends in 2015.", says Harjeet.
 

[by Harjeet Singh | 3rd WCDRR Sendai | 17 March 2015 | Day 4]

Read this piece from GNDR member Harjeet Singh in RTCC website

 

 

 

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