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Special report on managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaptation (SREX)


This special report contributes to frame the challenge of dealing with extreme weather and climate events as an issue in decision-making under uncertainty, analysing response in the context of risk management. The report consists of nine chapters, covering: (i) the new dimensions of climate change in disaster risk, exposure, vulnerability, and resilience; (ii) exposure and vulnerability as determinants of risk; (iii) observed and projected changes in extreme weather and climate events; (iv) exposure and vulnerability to as well as losses resulting from such events; (v) adaptation options from the local to the (vi) national and (vii) international scale; (viii) the role of sustainable development in modulating risks; and (vi) insights from specific case studies.

This volume was approved and accepted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on 18 November 2011 in Kampala, Uganda. It is a special report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report is a collaborative effort of Working Group I (WGI) and Working Group II (WGII). The IPCC leadership team for this report also has responsibility for the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), scheduled for completion in 2013 and 2014.

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  • Themes:Climate Change, Community-based DRR, Environment, Governance

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/24327

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