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Climate change, associated extreme weather and demographic shifts means that record numbers of people are exposed to floods, heatwaves and other hazards. Improved early warning systems and more coordinated disaster risk reduction are therefore more important than ever before.

To meet the growing challenges, an international conference will launch a concerted drive to improve warnings for an interlocking range of hazards and to translate these warnings into effective action on the ground.

The Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference: saving lives, reducing losses, takes place in Cancun, Mexico, on 22-23 May. It is hosted by the government of Mexico and is spearheaded by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), in conjunction with a wide array of partners including the World Bank. It feeds into the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction taking place in Cancun from 24-26 May.

Read more here.

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