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Bulletin nº Vol 58 (3) - 2009
Publish Date: 1 July 2009
There is little doubt now that climate change has serious development impacts. Factoring climate change into the development process is not only a fundamental necessity in terms of guiding the...
Bulletin nº Vol 62 (Special Issue) - 2013
Publish Date: 1 June 2013
Disaster risk reduction (DRR) is a core priority of WMO and one of the four priorities areas to be addressed by the Global Framework for Climate Services. An analysis of 1970-2009 EM-DAT1 data reveals 7 870, reported disasters from climate, hydro and meteorological hazards, leading to the loss of 1.86 million lives and causing economic damages amounting to US$ 1.954 trillion (adjusted to 2011 US$ prices).