Impact-based forecasts that inform the public of what the weather will do rather than what weather will be are vital to save lives and livelihoods. Yet one in three people are still not adequately covered by early warning systems. Being prepared and able to act at the right time, in the right place, can save many lives and protect the livelihoods of communities everywhere, both now and in the future. As such, the Risk-informed Early Action Partnership (REAP) welcomes its newest Partner, the Climate Risk & Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Initiative.
The collaboration between CREWS and REAP will enhance common efforts on the improvement of early warning systems and the strengthening of early action, including early action financing. It will contribute to the recent call by the UN Secretary-General for all countries to be covered by early warning systems within the next five years. These efforts will save lives, protect livelihoods and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of response.
CREWS commits to contribute to the partnership with REAP by:
- Facilitating better linkage between Early Warning and Early Action
- Sharing of expertise and knowledge for more coordinated country programmes
- Donor analytics and funding alignment
- Identifying and targeting events for joint sessions