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Heat Wave

A heat wave is an extended time interval of abnormally and uncomfortably hot and unusually humid weather. It is an extended period of above normal warm temperatures sources: Florida Hazards Watch; WMO

Development goals at stake in new UN disaster risk deal

23 Jan 2015, RTCC

'Without reducing disaster risk what they are doing with sustainable development will continually be under threat,' Margareta Wahlström, head of the UN office for disaster risk reduction (UNISDR), told RTCC. 'If we get things right and if there is a commitment in the climate negotiations to deal with climate risk – if member states are now discussing on the SDGs, where disaster risk is one of the target in several of the goals – if we can keep these together at that level then I think we will have sufficient broad use of financing for disaster risk reduction'...



Number of heat-wave occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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