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NEWS: IPCC releases full report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX)


Read more about the IPCC SREX regional event series, supported by CDKN and the Norwegian government, here.

Geneva, 28 March 2012 – Evidence suggests that climate change has led to changes in climate extremes such as heat waves, record high temperatures and, in many regions, heavy precipitation in the past half century, according to a major new report published today (28 March 2012) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The full report released today, Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) provides the basis for the key conclusions first presented in a Summary for Policymakers  in November 2011. It offers a greater understanding of the human and economic costs of disasters and the physical and social patterns that cause them. It enables policy-makers to delve into the detailed information behind the findings to examine the material on which the IPCC based its assessments.

In April and May, the report will be presented to policy-makers in half a dozen locations in Latin America, Asia and Africa, with the support of the Norwegian government and the Climate & Development Knowledge Network. Details of the event series are available here.

For more about the new IPCC report, see: http://www.ipcc-wg2.gov/SREX/

For reflections on the key findings of the IPCC special report from Dr Tom Mitchell, ODI’s head of climate change, see his blog at AlertNet: Climate Conversations – Will climate-related disasters test humanitarian relief to destruction?

For resources from a recent SREX conference hosted by Norway’s Climate and Pollution Agency, click here.

 

Image: Collecting clean drinking water – courtesy of DFID

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