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Havana: Managing the regional risks of climate extremes and disasters – learning from the IPCC Special Report


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has spent the last two years preparing a Special Report entitled ‘Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters for Advancing Climate Change Adaptation’ (SREX). The Report’s Summary for Policy Makers was launched on the 18th November 2011, with the full report released in hard copy in March 2012.

The IPCC, the Overseas Development Institute, Norway’s Climate and Pollution Agency, Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network are working with local counterparts to support a programme of regional outreach events. These took place in cities around the world, beginning in April 2012.

The goal of the event series was to publicise the findings of the Special Report to policy maker, practitioner and private sector audiences. The events were intended to improve access to and use of the latest science and social science information on changing disaster risks to better anticipate climate-related disasters and build resilience.

This event in Havana, Cuba included speakers will from among the IPCC authors and invited guests from the Caribbean region.

Resources from the event:

Event programme

Havana IPCC SREX report presentation – Professor Chris Field

Observations and projections of extreme events – Caroline Vera, CIMA/CONICET-Univ. of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Toward a resilient future – Asuncion Lera St.Clair, Center for International Climate and Environmental Research-Oslo (CICERO)

De lo local a lo internacional: reflexiones sobre hallazgos y propuestas del Reporte Especial sobre Eventos Extremos y Desastresa

Find out more about the event series here.

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