Japan to provide rainfall warning tech to developing countries
The government will unveil a plan to support the rollout of an early warning system to monitor heavy rainfall in developing countries reeling from the effects of global warming at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP27), which will kick off Sunday in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
The government hopes to lead the world’s efforts to combat climate change by providing disaster prevention technologies and know-how cultivated in disaster-prone Japan.
Developing countries have been strongly calling for assistance to deal with climate-related damage. How developed countries will respond to their calls will be a focus of this year’s conference.
The government is considering creating a disaster warning system by utilizing small radars operated by Weathernews Inc., a Chiba-based weather data company. The radar can predict localized torrential rains based on the development of clouds.
The government will also work with Japanese insurance companies to provide weather derivatives to help developing countries build economies that are more resilient to disasters.