On the opening day of the United Nations climate change conference (COP21), a number of initiatives were launched to counter the disasters brought by climate change.

‘Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape’ initiative

A new initiative to build climate resilience in the world’s most vulnerable countries was launched by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and 13 agencies of the UN system.

“Three out of four humanitarian disasters are now climate-related,” Ban told delegates attending a High-level meeti...

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