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Investments Now Will Save us in the Future – New Report from the Global Commission on Adaptation

October 16, 2019
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A new report by the Global Commission on Adaptation launched in September, reveals that investing $1.8 trillion globally in five thematic areas from 2020 to 2030 could generate at least four times the return on investment (i.e. $7.1 trillion in total net benefits). The areas considered are early warning systems, climate-resilient infrastructure, improved dryland agriculture, investments in resilient water supply and mangrove protection. The report states that the benefits of mangrove protection and restoration (i.e. fisheries, forestry, recreation and disaster risk reduction) are up to 10 times the costs. Download the report here.