Climate and society no.3:
This issue highlights recent advances in the use of climate information to manage risks and improve livelihoods, such as new partnerships and user-designed information platforms. It draws together and analyses experiences from 17 case studies that capture the current state of knowledge. It also highlights research innovations in technical boxes throughout the publication. This publication focuses solely on climate-related disasters, including tropical cyclones, storms, floods, landslides, droughts, heat waves, blizzards, and some outbreaks of epidemic diseases.
The report uses a problem solving framework to demonstrate the challenges and opportunities facing disaster risk managers in using climate science with a three step approach: (i) identifying the problem, (ii) developing tools, and (iii) taking action, reflected in the chapter titles. The case studies and experiences presented in this book draw on a wealth of practical experience from within the humanitarian community. This publication adds to the growing body of knowledge, focusing on the experiences of a number of mostly non-governmental actors, especially the International Federation of Red Cross, and how through partnerships, they have helped to integrate state of the art climate science and information into improved decision-making.
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