The importance of multi-hazard early warning systems (Sendai’s Target G and Article 7 of the Paris Agreement) was highlighted in the 6th Assessment Report of the IPCC released in August 2021. The report provides evidence that extreme hydrometeorological events, such as droughts, floods and heat waves, are increasing as well as their impacts on everyday life around the globe as well as harming fragile ecosystem. It concludes that climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying.
This session will outline avenues to accelerate the implementation of people-centered, multi-hazard early warning systems, enabling early action, minimizing impact, reducing risks and contributing to strengthened resilience. It will review progress and trends in strengthening effectiveness of Early Warning / Early Action, including a review of contributions from different approaches, stakeholders and disciplines, and lessons learned through the lenses of the anticipatory/early action paradigm. Finally, this session will explore and conclude on the way forward to revitalize and accelerate achievement of Target G of the Sendai Framework for DRR.