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UK News UK to launch global climate adaptation effort with partner countries

03:50  25 january  2021
03:50  25 january  2021 Source:   reuters.com

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will team up with Egypt, Bangladesh, Malawi, Saint Lucia and the Netherlands to help communities around the world that are threatened by climate change to adapt and build resilience, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will say on Monday.

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Early warning systems for storms and investments in flood drainage and in drought-resistant crops could form part of the measures promoted by the new Adaptation Action Coalition, Johnson's Downing Street office says.

"It is undeniable that climate change is already upon us and is already devastating lives and economies. We must adapt to our changing climate, and we must do so now," Johnson will say at a Climate Adaptation Summit hosted by the Netherlands.

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International Climate Finance is a UK government commitment to support developing countries to The UK honours its international obligations. Alongside other developed countries , we have It aims for an even split between mitigation and adaptation and places us amongst the world’s leading

The Climate - ADAPT Adaptation Knowledge Platform was launched in March 2012, fulfilling the Climate - ADAPT is dynamically managed, with a permanent updating of contents by the EEA, and The EU can coordinate efforts to identify knowledge gaps and support specific research programmes

Britain holds the rotating presidency of the G7 group of industrialised countries this year and Johnson said he would make the need for a resilient economy a priority within that framework.

In addition, Britain will host COP26, a global United Nations Summit on climate change, in the Scottish city of Glasgow in November. The summit was delayed by a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Johnson's office said the new coalition on adaptation would tap scientists, businesses and civil society groups to share knowledge and best practice on local, regional and global solutions to dealing with climate change.

(Reporting by Estelle Shirbon; editing by David Evans)

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