Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS)

In 2015, the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative was launched at COP21 in Paris. CREWS finances weather stations, radar facilities, and early warning systems in poor and vulnerable countries which have unreliable or insufficient weather data. The initiative aims to significantly increase the capacity for Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (MHEWS) to generate and communicate effective impact-based early warnings and risk information for hazardous hydro-meteorological and climate events. CREWS focuses on the protection of lives, livelihoods, and assets in Least Developed Country (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

The CREWS initiative is operated through multiple partners, including the World Bank Group/Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

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