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Higher profile for climate change in new SDGs

IRIN

The questions many poor countries were asking, said Caleb Otto, Palau’s ambassador to the UN, were: 'How can you expect Bangladesh to develop sustainably when it is constantly flooded? Do you expect sub-Saharan countries to talk about development when they are constantly fighting drought?'...

  • Swiss Re: Global catastrophe-related insurance losses comparatively low

    Swiss Re

    According to preliminary estimates, total economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters reached USD 44 billion in the first half of 2014. The global insurance industry covered USD 21 billion of these losses, down from USD 25 billion in H1 2013 and lower than the average first-half year loss of the previous 10 years...

  • Towards a climate resilient Belize

    WB

    'Belize is particularly vulnerable to climate change and natural hazards. This project is an important contribution to address the impacts of climate change on the country’s social and economic development as part of the National Climate Resilient investment plan,' said Sophie Sirtaine, World Bank Country Director for the Caribbean...

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