United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon delivers a speech at the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, outside Paris, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. (Eric Feferberg/Pool Photo via AP)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that climate-related disasters are taking an ever greater toll on the poor and can wipe out decades of development gains, as he launched a global partnership to boost the resilience of vulnerable communities.The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation is working with the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Food Program on a common strategy to build resilience to climate impacts by acting before, during and after crises, it said.The U.N. chief said the world had got "a little bit smarter and cleverer" at tackling climate impacts, with a new global framework to reduce the risk of disasters agreed in March and sustainable development goals adopted in September.
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