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There is a close interrelation between disaster risks and climate change. Impacts of climate change include an increase in the frequency and severity of the hydro-meteorological events. Some types of extreme weather and climate events have already increased in frequency or magnitude, and this trend is expected to continue over coming decades.

Climate change is altering the face of disaster risk, not only through increased weather-related risks and sea-level and temperature rises, but also through increases in societal vulnerabilities – for example, from stresses on water availability, agriculture and ecosystems.

The Conference addressed the issues of climate change and growing urban risks and their negative impact on the life of communities at an interactive session of the “Humanitarian Dialogue – A Vision Lab”.

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