The European Union needs to step up prevention actions to reduce the impact of disasters that are amplified by climate change, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides said.

Delivering a keynote speech at the 4th European Climate Change Adaptation Conference in Lisbon on 28 May, Stylianides reminded that climate change causes deaths, displacement and hunger. He noted that climate change also devastates societies, crushing economies and wiping out critical infrastructure. “The message is clear: no country is immune to climate change. No country can deal with the enormity of this challenge alone. So, we must act. Together,” the Commissioner said.

Stylianides said now is the time to adapt to this new reality of climate change, to mitigate the impact, to reduce the risks and to bolster the EU’s resilience.


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