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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and UNOPS will host the Santiago network secretariat

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - A joint-proposal from UNOPS and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has been adopted at COP28 which will see the UN agencies jointly host the Santiago Network.

The network, which has been hosted temporarily by the UNFCCC since 2019, was set up to help the most vulnerable countries avert, minimize and address the effects of climate change. Parties established the network as part of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage at COP 25 in Madrid.

Essentially, the network serves as the connection between UN Member States and service providers – if a Member State has a request related to loss and damage, this is how they apply for assistance.

UNOPS Executive Director, Jorge Moreira da Silva said:
“This is a matter of climate justice. Climate change...

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