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GENEVA, 23 July 2018 – The soaring rise in economic losses from extreme weather events fueled by climate change will be the focus of this year’s International Day for Disaster Reduction on October 13. The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, said today: “Economic losses from disasters in low and middle-…
… billion of which climate-related disasters accounted for US$895 billion or 68%. In terms of occurrences, climate-related disasters also dominate the picture, accounting … Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. A key target of the global plan to reduce disaster losses, the Sendai Framework for … weather events are unsustainable and a major brake on eradicating poverty in hazard exposed parts of the world. “We have to do a much better job of capturing …