Kaveh Zahedi
Kaveh Zahedi
Kaveh Zahedi is deputy executive secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap).

The region suffers from more intense and frequent climate-related flooding, heatwaves and cyclones, leaving the poorest bearing the brunt of it. The Climate Action Summit can help to build disaster resilience, or decades of poverty reduction and developmental gains will be lost.


In April, two records were broken or equalled with little fanfare: the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was above 400 parts per million throughout the northern hemisphere for an entire month for the first time in recorded history, and it was the joint hottest April on record, tying with 2010.

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