Step Up Climate Change Adaptation or Face Serious Human and Economic Damage – UN report

United Nations Environment Programme (2021-01-14)

Nairobi, 14 January 2021 – As temperatures rise and climate change impacts intensify, nations must urgently step upaction to adapt to the new climate reality or face serious costs, damages and losses, a new UN Environment Programme(UNEP) report finds. Adaptation – reducing countries’ and communities’ vulnerability to climate change by increasing their ability to absorbimpacts – is a key pillar of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The agreement requires its signatories to implementadaptation measures through national plans, climate information systems, early warning, protective measures andinvestments in a green future.

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