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Sachs: Insuring for disaster - Opinion

New York Times

'A global system of disaster insurance would of course not be perfect and would take time to implement, but could save many lives and livelihoods in the years ahead, and help vulnerable low-income countries like Haiti and Nepal chart a path to sustainable development,' writes Jeffrey Sachs in an op-ed in the New York Times...

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    Pakistan's provinces will create committees to support climate change adaptation, in a push to implement a long-stalled national climate policy. The policy outlines some 120 actions for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Water conservation, flood-resilient infrastructure and the development of climate-resilient crop varieties are considered particularly urgent...

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