France and the fight against climate change
The conference at Sendai today and the Paris Conference in December will deliberate on two seemingly separate matters: disaster risk reduction on the one hand and combating climate change on the other. In fact, these 2 matters are inseparably linked. Today, it is estimated in fact that more than 70% of natural disasters are linked to climate change, twice as many as 20 years ago, and this figure will increase in the future.
Climate change has been a priority for the French government since the early 1990s. French climate policy has constantly been stepped up since then. This policy is being implemented at all levels: