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Two years after Typhoon Haiyan crashed into the Central Philippines in November 2013, the storm’s widespread devastation is still very much in the lives and minds of many Filipinos — including Susset Enolva, a mother whose family still resides only feet from where the waves swept their house away.
But good changes are on the way, thanks to a new agreement signed at the climate talks in Paris.
Through this agreement, Conservation International, the French Global Environment Fund (Fonds Français pour l’Environnement Mondial, or FFEM) and the government of the Philippines will deliver more than US$ 1.6 million to help the island country become more resilient to such storms, which may become more frequent and intense in the coming years due to climate change.
Molly Bergen is the senior managing editor of Human Nature.
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