Tacloban, January 23 2014 — Climate change is a global phenomenon, but certain population groups and communities are more severely affected by its impact. UN-HABITAT Project Coordinator, Priscella Mejillano, explains how and why these groups are vulnerable to climate change, and proposes possible solutions.

Despite warnings from local officials, Typhoon Haiyan surprised many coastal communities when it swept across the Philippines on November 8, 2013. The disaster caused unimaginable devastation.