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New early warning system could protect vulnerable islands from flooding

AGU

An international team of scientists has developed a simplified system for delivering early flood warnings to vulnerable coral-lined coasts worldwide. The system provides a marine flooding forecast up to seven days in advance and helps mitigate flood impacts on communities that previously did not have access to early warnings.

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  • Fijian village, a model for climate resilience

    Matangi Tonga Online

    A disaster-prone Fijian village was successfully relocated to a new site with storm-proof homes, sustainable water systems, and viable livelihood options. As other countries are forced to confront increasingly severe weather, Fiji's project serves as a relocation model.

  • Climate change is pushing Africa to a tipping point, threatening gains

    UNDP

    A new report by the UNDP warns that climate change threatens a decade of strong economic growth and social gains across Africa. If the world is not able to contain temperature rise to below 2┬░C, Africa could reach a tipping point. But while adaptation costs are higher than originally projected, there have been noteworthy successes over the past decade.

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