The Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres announced during the COP27 Climate Change Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, a protective plan to save and preserve people’s people through early warning systems within the next five years.
The initiative called ‘Early Warning Action Plan for All” calls for ney targeted initial investment of $3.1 billion between 2023 and 2027, which is equivalent to just 50 cents per person per year.
Guterres said in a meeting of the government and international leaders, funding agencies, big tech companies, and the private sector, that Countries with limited early warning coverage have a disaster mortality rate that is eight times higher than countries with high coverage. And that the plan will try to correct this mistake, and protect lives and livelihoods.
The plan backed by a joint statement signed by 50 countries, aims to understand disaster risks, monitor and forecast, quickly communicate, prepare and respond to them.