Launched at the UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019, the Risk-informed Early Action Partnership (REAP) brings together an unprecedented range of stakeholders across the climate, humanitarian and development communities with the aim of making 1 billion people safer from disasters by 2025.
Despite the mounting impacts of climate change, one in three people are still not adequately covered by early warning systems, and early and anticipatory approaches - enabling action in advance of hazards striking - are not implemented at the scale required. Yet we know early warning and early action can save lives and assets worth at least ten times their cost.
We create a space in which partners and aligned organizations use our ambitious targets to drive a systemic shift towards acting earlier to reduce the impacts of disasters, mobilize commitments and inspire action.
We do not create a new funding mechanism or directly implement ground-level projects; however, we seek to enable coherence, alignment and complementarity of existing initiatives, while learning together what new initiatives are needed to make 1 billion people safer from disasters.
Our partners agree that only by working together across sectoral silos and involving those at risk, can global ability to act ahead of climate extremes and disasters be strengthened.
The 4 Targets
REAP was launched with the announcement of four targets, each of which contribute to making 1 billion people safer from disaster by 2025.
Developed by the convening partners of REAP, these ambitious targets are achievable only through partnership and a shared commitment to joined-up, risk-informed early action.