Economics of Climate Adaptation – Shaping climate-resilient development
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Storms, floods, droughts and other extreme weather events can threaten cities, regions and entire nations. Losses from natural catastrophes are rising, as wealth accumulates in
the world’s most exposed regions and our climate continues to change.
The good news is that up to 65% of climate risks can be averted. But we have to act now, and we have to act together. Only by combining risk prevention, risk mitigation and risk
transfer measures as part of a comprehensive adaptation strategy, we will make urban and rural communities more resilient to the impacts of climate change.