The Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Announced by the French Minister of Foreign Affairs in Sendai in March 2015, the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Initiative was officially launched at the COP21 in Paris as part of the Solutions agenda. The Initiative aims to raise USD 100 million by 2020 to strengthen Multi-Hazards Early Warning Systems, in Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States. CREWS projects are implemented by the World Bank (WB), World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Office for disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), through a Special Program managed by the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). WMO provides Secretariat services, and the World Bank serves as Trustee.
The CREWS Implementing Partners are committed to further enhance the CREWS Initiative by building capacity across stakeholder groups, supporting interagency coordination and leveraging significant resources from IDA/ IBRD loans, as well as other development partners or Initiatives (such as for example the Green Climate Fund and Global Environmental Facility) to reduce risk and build climate resilience.
Links: Video on the CREWS initiative (in English)
Video on the CREWS initiative (in French)