Disaster risk reduction
Malawi faces disasters and shocks including floods, droughts, and chronic food shortages. Disaster risk reduction covers a wide range of measures to prevent and minimise disasters, including flood control, early warning systems and disaster preparedness. There is significant potential to increase investment in risk reduction and address underlying chronic vulnerabilities, and so reduce the need for humanitarian response after shocks occur.
This brief summarises the state of climate action in Malawi and was used by the government to show their progress at COP26.