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Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes (1970-2019)

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This publication focuses on the impacts that weather-, climate- and water-related hazards have on society, highlighting areas of disparity where more work is needed to support implementation of the Sendai Framework. It also calls attention to the significant benefits that can be achieved in strengthening disaster accounting processes through more systematic attribution of losses to the underlying hazard.

It is hoped that this publication will underscore the importance of partnerships among different international organizations and stakeholders in loss and damage accounting to increase awareness and strengthening of standards in loss accounting and related disaster databases.

WMO is playing a pioneering role in promoting impact based forecasts that inform the public of what the weather will do as well as what it will be and in fostering greater coordination between national meteorological services and their counterparts in disaster management agencies. This is leading to better prevention, preparedness and response.

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Oct 26 2021   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Oct 26 2021

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