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The 2017 UN climate report has found extreme weather and climate-related events cost a devastating $320 billion in 2017. The UN says 2018 has followed in the footsteps of 2017 with extreme weather destroying livelihoods.
Governments should increase resilience to cope with droughts and flooding due to climate change, says World Water Council's Benedito Braga as the World Water Forum gets underway, or else face water crises in the future.
In 2017, two hurricanes of the highest intensity — Category 5 — wreaked havoc on the Caribbean islands. Irma came first, Maria followed, leaving a trail of destruction, displacing communities, and causing billions of dollars in damage. Now, six months on, the still-recovering island nations are having to prepare for the next hurricane season that's just months away.
Six months ago, hurricanes Irma and Maria ripped through the Caribbean, devastating island nations there. While still in recovery, they're also having to prepare for the next hurricane season, just months away. DW talks to UNDP's Stephen O'Malley, resident coordinator for Barbados and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.