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Nature's Role


The natural world and its ecosystems is a major, cost-effective ally in the goal of a climate stable world. Creative management of nature - from forests, rivers and wetlands to oceans and drylands – helps boost food security, cleaner air and biodiversity while reducing the vulnerability of people to climate change.

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Photo by: Jaspreet Kindra/IRIN

The hottest year on record, 2015, has confirmed that weather and climate-related disasters now dominate disaster trends linked to natural hazards, according to a new analysis presented today by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

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Photo credit: Jaspreet Kindra/IRIN

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