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Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS): Early Warning System and Risk Information to reduce climate impacts in vulnerable countries
29 Sep 2015 -  Extreme weather events are among the most dramatic consequences of climate variability and change. Vulnerable countries such as small island developing states and least developed countries often lack early warning systems (EWS) and risk information needed for prevention and preparedness.

At the Sendai Conference, and looking forward to COP21, France called upon the international community to support early warning systems and risk information as a way to reduce risk and to increase resilience for these countries.

Endorsed by the G7, the CREWS initiative will partner with the main international organizations engaged in disaster risk reduction and donor countries to provide financial and technical support to vulnerable countries.

This event is organized by the Permanent Mission of France, in collaboration with the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the World Bank, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).