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UNISDR Champion and Philippine Senator Loren Legarda (right) and French actress Marion Cotillard (left) read the Manila Call to Action on Climate Change, a joint Philippines-France statement launched in Malacañang as one of the highlights of the state visit of French President Francois Hollande to the Philippines. Photo: Kenly Monteagudo

Climate change 'like a cancer'

26 Feb 2015, UNISDR AP

The Manila Call to Action on Climate Change was launched 26 February in the Philippines by UNISDR Champion and Philippines Senator, Loren Legarda, on the occasion of the State visit by French President, Francois Hollande. On his arrival, President Hollande called for a climate change alliance with the Philippines that would incentivize similar co-operation between rich and poor nations at the COP21 climate conference in Paris later this year...


National Platform
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    National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC)
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  • Hyogo Framework for Action
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    National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC)
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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Storm 1990 6,159,569
Storm 2009 4,901,763
Storm 2008 4,785,460
Storm 2009 4,478,491
Storm 1998 3,902,424
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
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