Climate change drives extreme weather and climate-related events, which in turn lead to economic losses. Such events, including heat waves, floods and storms, have caused over €145 billion in economic losses in the EU over the past decade.
This paper describes the experience of developing an anticipatory action system to strengthen proactive response to disaster in Kenya. It demonstrates practical challenges in pioneering a system that demands quality and appropriate data and expertise.
Climate-related disasters are driving increased levels of risks, vulnerability human rights abuses, disrupting livelihoods, increasing displacement, influencing the spread of diseases, worsening global public health and threatening lives overall.