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伦敦—全世界近一半人口——大约35亿人——生活在海洋沿岸。随着气候变化加剧了风暴、洪水和侵蚀的影响,数亿人的生活和生计受到了威胁。事实上,世界经济论坛的最新版《世界风险评估报告》(World Risk Assessment Report)将不能适应气候变化的影响列为全球社会和经济面临的最大的风险(以影响衡量)。


对于气候风险问题,预防可谓事半功倍。红十字会全球灾难准备中心主任瑞贝卡·朔勒(Rebecca Scheurer)指出,“我们花几百万美元用于灾难响应,而如果我们将这些资源更多地用于前端,就可以拯救更多的人。就这么简单。”

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