Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
Indian Institut of Technology Delhi (IITD)
Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)
This toolkit from the Raising Risk Awareness project aims to help journalists and communicators report on the linkages between climate change and extreme weather events.
The initiative brings together scientists, vulnerability experts and knowledge brokers to assesses whether climate change has contributed to extreme weather events such as droughts, floods and heatwaves in several countries of East Africa and South Asia.
By determining whether an extreme weather event was the result of climate change, scientists can make quantitative statements about how climate change has altered the risk of an event occurring in the future. This can help decision-makers and the public to prioritise adaptation solutions and reduce vulnerability.
One of the project’s principal goals is to increase understanding of the impacts of climate change and help journalists and other communicators to spread accurate information. For this purpose, the partners are offering infographics, presentations and high-quality images to help communicate the findings of the initiative.
The resources are free to use by anyone reporting on the initiative or communicating the implications of attributing extreme weather events to climate change.
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