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France responds to heatwaves

24 Aug 2016, UNISDR

France is responding to its third heat wave of the summer as it seeks to avoid any repetition of the 20,000 deaths which the nation suffered in 2003 when a Europe-wide heatwave claimed 70,000 lives. Since that catastrophe, devastating for women and older persons, in particular, France has initiated a four-phase alert system as part of its meteorological services.


    National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Ministre de l’Environnement, de l’Energie et de la Mer
  • Website: http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr
  • Contact:head of unit
  • Phone:+33 140 891 8638 +33 626 172 343


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Ministre de l’Environnement, de l’Energie et de la Mer
  • Website: http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr
  • Contact:head of unit
  • Phone:+33 140 891 8638 +33 626 172 343


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