As thousands die and roads melt in India’s sweltering heat wave and reports file in predicting the imminent collapse of Antarctica’s 12,000 year-old Larson B Icesheet, the Bonn Talks commence next Monday. Unfortunately, they begin with scientists weighing in on the dangerously insufficient ambition of developed countries’ Intended Nationally Determined

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, speaking at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan, yesterday emphasized the need to “embed Disaster Risk Reduction into the very DNA of our sustainable development framework.” “Sustainability starts in Sendai,” he said. “Disaster Risk Reduction can be a front