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Invest in climate adaptation, gain 4x the benefits: report

09/10/2019 3:25 pm ET
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Investing $1.8 trillion worldwide in climate adaptation measures over the next decade could reap enormous returns as countries avoid the worst impacts of a warming planet, a new UN report shows.

The flagship report from the Global Commission on Adaptation finds that putting money into storm warning systems, resilient infrastructure, mangrove forests, water resources and improved agriculture between 2020 and 2030 could generate more than $7 trillion in returns.

“The message of this report is either we delay and pay or we plan and prosper,” commission member and former UNFCCC Secretary Christiana Figueres told InsideClimate News.

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