Climate – Meeting on natural disaster alert systems (Sept. 8)
Annick Girardin, minister of state for development and Francophony, is meeting today with representatives from some 30 countries to move forward with the institution of climate disaster alert systems.
This initiative was introduced by Laurent Fabius at the third international conference on disaster risk reduction in Sendai, Japan. It is designed to alert those living in countries most vulnerable to climate disasters as early as possible so that they can seek shelter.
Following an initial gathering on July 6, this second meeting will focus on the implementation of this initiative, including its timetable and funding. It will be presented in detail at the Paris Climate Conference.