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DISASTER RESILIENCE | Climate Action Vital in Reducing Disaster Risks

DISASTER RESILIENCE | Climate Action Vital in Reducing Disaster Risks

On the second anniversary of the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (March 18), Senator Loren Legarda stressed the importance of dealing with climate change as a way to build disaster resilience.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and UN Global Champion for Resilience, said that climate change has been causing extreme weather events, thus, dealing with it is a critical disaster risk reduction measure.

“We have been experiencing how climate change is exacerbating natural hazards. The changing climate has been causing unprecedented heat levels resulting in severe drought or stronger episodes of El Niño. It is also causing stronger storms that bring storm…

 

Bill Gates starts new project using satellites to help people after natural disasters

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Bill and Melinda Gates have teamed up with Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay, to set up a new project that seeks to encourage the sharing of satellite data.

The multi-million dollar mission, named “Radiant Earth”, will make reams of satellite images freely available. Satellites have already been used to track global challenges and respond to disasters, but experts say the mass of data they produce is not being adequately shared or utilised…

 

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