March 3, 2021

UK to launch global climate adaptation initiative with partner countries | World | News

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain, along with Egypt, Bangladesh, Malawi, Saint Lucia and the Netherlands, will meet with communities around the world threatened by climate change, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.

Johnson’s Downing Street office says early warning systems for investing in storm and flood drainage and drought – resistant crops could be part of measures promoted by the New Adaptation Action Coalition.

“It is undeniable that climate change is already upon us and has already devastated lives and economies. We must adapt to our changing climate, and we must do so now,” Johnson told a conference on climate change in the Netherlands.

Johnson said Britain was holding the rotating presidency of the G7 group of industrialized nations this year and would prioritize the need for a flexible economy within that framework.

In addition, Britain hosts the COP26, the United Nations World Summit on Climate Change, in the Scottish city of Glasgow in November. The summit was delayed by a year due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

The new alliance of adaptation scientists, businesses and civil society groups will share knowledge and best practices on local, regional and global solutions to tackle climate change.

(Estelle Shirban Report; Editing by David Evans)

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