'UNDP has seen first hand that tackling climate change is central to achieving poverty reduction and sustainable development because the two are linked together,' he said, adding that UNDP is supporting climate preparations in two main areas, including adaptation resilience and disaster risk reduction, and will address the need to scale up climate change initiatives and early warning systems..
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Among many supporters of this landmark law, the Business Council of New York State President and CEO said 'Many infrastructure projects consider designs to address physical climate risk such as strategic landscaping or building placement. This Act will require that the Department provide certainty for the State, localities and private investors with the development of guidance that address physical climate risk...'
Recalling the intervention of a survivor of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines at the recent World Humanitarian Summit regional consultation for East Asia, Jemilah Mahmood calls in her Devex article to put people at the center of the climate change (Paris 2015), disaster risk reduction (Sendai 2015) and humanitarian action (Istanbul 2016) processes and to create a cohesive approach to reduce the underlying causes of vulnerability to climate shocks...