Early warning system for the entire world in next five years- WMO-
✓World Meteorological Organisation recently unveiled a five-year programme to set up early warning systems across the world to save lives and minimize destruction from climate disasters.
✓Taking forward the initiative of the India-backed Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI).
● About the programme:
✓Launched by UN Secretary General
✓Envisages an investment of $ 3.1 billion between now and 2027 to create the infrastructure and build capacities in early warning systems.
● Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI):
✓An international organization formed three years ago with India’s backing
✓Came up with a similar plan, focused mainly at the small island states.
✓k/a IRIS, or Infrastructure for Resilient Island States