The UN set an ambitious five-year deadline on Wednesday for countries to ensure that citizens worldwide are protected by early warning systems against extreme weather and climate change, the UN chief announced, marking World Meteorological Day. “Early warnings and action save lives,” Secretary-General António Guterres said in a video message during a ceremony marking the day, adding that the World Meteorological Organization would “spearhead new action to ensure every person on Earth is protected by early warning systems within five years.” The agency will lead the effort and present an action plan in November at this year’s UN climate conference (COP 27) in Egypt.
By UN News. March 23, 2022.
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