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Parliamentary question - E-000467/2022Parliamentary question

115 deaths per day due to climate change

Question for written answer  E-000467/2022
to the Commission
Rule 138
Demetris Papadakis (S&D)

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is reporting that an average of 15 lives are lost and $202 million wasted each day as a result of extreme weather-related disasters attributable to climate change.

According to its report, extreme weather conditions were responsible for 2 million deaths and losses of $3.64 trillion between 1970 and 2019.

Of the two million deaths over the past 50 years, 650 000 were due to drought, 577 232 to storms, 58 700 to floods and 55 736 to extreme temperatures, high or low.

In view of this:

Can the Commission say what measures it plans to take to reduce deaths related to the effects of climate change?

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