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At the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris, it was agreed that mobilizing stronger and more ambitious climate action by all Parties and non-Party stakeholders is urgently required if the goals of the Paris Agreement are to be achieved.

In decision 1/CP.21, the commitments from all actors are recognized, including those launched through the Lima–Paris Action Agenda, as well as the urgent need to scale up the global response to climate change and support greater ambition from governments.

At COP 22 in Marrakech, a High-Level Event on Accelerating Climate Action was held to highlight outcomes from the Action Events throughout the conference and culminated with the launching of the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action; a new framework to catalyse and support climate action.

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Resilience

Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS)

Mobilize USD 100 million by 2020 to significantly increase the capacity for Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems in SIDS and LDCs

List of participants will be added in due course

Objectives

The objective of the CREWS initiative is to significantly increase the capacity to generate and communicate effective impact-based, multi-hazards, gender-informed, early warnings and risk information to protect lives, livelihoods, and assets in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Islands Developing States (SIDS).

Operational objectives:

Hazard and risk information to guide early warning systems

NMHSs’ service delivery improved

Long-term development plans for NMHSs

Preparedness and response plans

Targeted education and public awareness

A CREWS Programme Framework sets-out the expected outcomes for the initiative.

Roadmap and work plan

The CREWS Steering Committee has approved the first CREWS Investment Plan 2017-2021 for a total of US$ 17 million.

Progress

Announced by French Minister of Foreign Affairs at World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR), Sendai, Japan

CREWS launched at COP21 with pledges by five countries. Three Implementing Partners engage (WMO, World Bank, UNISDR)

Consultations with partners and countries, mapping of status of EWS, development of initial project outlines and a CREWS investment Plan.

Governance structures established

First Steering Committee Meeting, approval of agreements between, contributing countries, Trustee and Implementing Partners for the Trust Fund establishment.

Consultations carried out and projects developed in Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Pacific Region.

Quantitative Impact

Adaptation

The first results report will be available in June 2017.

Finance

Not applicable

Mitigation

US 30 million pledged.

Contact

Government of France as Chair of the CREWS Steering Committee: Mr Michel Pré, Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement international, or John A. Harding, CREWS Secretariat

+41 79 44 41 30

michel.pre@diplomatie.gouv.fr; harding@un.org;

http://newsroom.unfccc.int/lpaa/resilience/climate-risk-and-early-warning-systems-initiative-strengthening-the-systems-at-the-heart-of-resilience/