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WMO: Climate and disaster resilience key to sustainable development

26 May 2015

Climate and disaster resilience building is critical in eradicating poverty and achieving sustainable development, according to United Nations special envoy Ms. Amina J. Mohammed. In a special video address to the World Meteorological Congress, she welcomed the contribution of WMO and National and Meteorological and Hydrological Services to the post-2015 agenda...



With disaster risk increasing globally due to increasing vulnerability to natural hazards, it has become obvious that the SDGs will require a risk-sensitive approach to ensure their accelerated achievement and sustainability.

Disaster risk reduction is an integral part of sustainable development and therefore an important element for the achievement of the MDGs.