Global Status of Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems


The report underscores the global progress and challenges in implementing Early Warning Systems (EWS) for disaster management and climate change adaptation. While there has been a doubling in EWS coverage since 2015, disparities persist, especially in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The report highlights uneven progress across the four pillars of EWS, with risk knowledge showing the least improvement. Challenges include gaps in observation data, technology accessibility, and the need for a people-centered approach. Initiatives like the Early Warnings for All (EW4All) seek to improve global EWS coverage, emphasizing the importance of investments, data quality, and a comprehensive risk governance approach. The report advocates for both technological and low-tech solutions, as well as testing existing plans through simulation exercises. The ambitious EW4All initiative calls for increased international cooperation, robust policy implementation, and a standardized monitoring framework for enhanced coordination. Overall, the report stresses the urgency of upscaling adaptation and disaster risk reduction efforts in the face of the escalating climate emergency.



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