Closing development gaps builds resilience against climate change

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Massive flooding throughout Southern Sudan has caused widespread displacement and destroyed crops and homes across the region. UN Photo/Tim McKulka (file photo)

Governments around the world are being urged to close development gaps as a means to address the negative impacts of climate change.

That's among the main findings of the World Economic and Social Survey 2016 published by the UN's Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).

The report looks at building resilience and reducing the social and economic inequalities that put certain populations at risk.

Nargiz Shekinskaya has been speaking to Diana Alarcon, Chief of the Development Strategy and Policy Analysis branch in DESA.

Duration: 2'36"

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