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Philippines storm disaster underscores need for bold climate action – negotiators | Reuters

Bold action to tackle the threat of climate-related disasters must figure prominently at U.N. climate talks, which opened in Warsaw on Monday, as the consequences are hitting developing nations like the Philippines the hardest, the country’s lead climate negotiator said.

Residents walk past devastated houses after super typhoon Haiyan hit Tacloban city in the central Philippines, Nov. 11, 2013. (photo: Romeo Ranoco)

Residents walk past devastated houses after super typhoon Haiyan hit Tacloban city in the central Philippines, Nov. 11, 2013. (photo: Romeo Ranoco)

For Naderev “Yeb” Saño of the Philippines’ Climate Change Commission, the conference comes at a critical time – right after the Philippines was battered on Friday by super typhoon Haiyan, killing an estimated 10,000 people and displacing more than 600,000.

“Typhoons such as Haiyan and its impacts represent a sobering reminder to the international community that we cannot afford to procrastinate on climate action. The climate change talks in Warsaw must deliver on enhancing ambition and should muster the political will to address climate change,” Saño told Thomson Reuters Foundation in an interview.

For more on this story, visit: Philippines storm disaster underscores need for bold climate action – negotiators.

Bold action to tackle the threat of climate-related disasters must figure prominently at U.N. climate talks, which opened in Warsaw on Monday, as the consequences are hitting developing nations like the Philippines the hardest, the country’s lead climate negotiator said.

For Naderev “Yeb” Saño of the Philippines’ Climate Change Commission, the conference comes at a critical time – right after the Philippines was battered on Friday by super typhoon Haiyan, killing an estimated 10,000 people and displacing more than 600,000.

“Typhoons such as Haiyan and its impacts represent a sobering reminder to the international community that we cannot afford to procrastinate on climate action. The climate change talks in Warsaw must deliver on enhancing ambition and should muster the political will to address climate change,” Saño told Thomson Reuters Foundation in an interview.

For more on this story, visit: Philippines storm disaster underscores need for bold climate action – negotiators.

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