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POLICY BRIEF: Climate attribution science – a useful tool to plan for extreme heat events-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

POLICY BRIEF: Climate attribution science – a useful tool to plan for extreme heat events

This policy brief, from the CDKN Raising Risk Awareness initiative, identifies how climate change attribution science can help to mitigate future extreme heat events and address the needs of those most affected.

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POLICY BRIEF: Addressing policy challenges from Chennai’s 2015 extreme rainfall event-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

POLICY BRIEF: Addressing policy challenges from Chennai’s 2015 extreme rainfall event

This policy brief, from the CDKN Raising Risk Awareness initiative, identifies the key causes of Chennai’s 2015 extreme rainfall and gives a number of recommendations for building urban resilience in the area.

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Factsheet: Rapidly growing Chennai submerged by rare extreme rainfall event-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Factsheet: Rapidly growing Chennai submerged by rare extreme rainfall event

This factsheet, from the Raising Risk Awareness initiative, examines the impacts of the 1 December 2015 flood in Chennai

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Science Summary: Heat wave in Phalodi, India, 19 May 2016-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Science Summary: Heat wave in Phalodi, India, 19 May 2016

On Thursday 19 May 2016, India experienced an all-time record high temperature for any calendar day. The high temperature reached 51°C in the city of Phalodi in the Jodhpur district of the state of Rajasthan. The Raising Risk Awareness project studied whether human-induced climate change had any role to play in the extreme weather

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Science Summary: The heavy precipitation event in Chennai, India, 1 December 2015-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Science Summary: The heavy precipitation event in Chennai, India, 1 December 2015

A relentless downpour pounded Tamil Nadu’s capital city of Chennai on 1 December 2015, flooding and submerging one of India’s largest cities. The Raising Risk Awareness initiative assessed whether it could in part be attributed to human emissions of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and related climate change

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Learning from Raising Risk Awareness-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Learning from Raising Risk Awareness

Artist Jorge Martin captures the learnings from the Raising Risk Awareness workshop in a digitized graphic, illustrating the importance of engaging policy makers on disaster risk reduction

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Infographic: Making informed decisions to prepare for extreme weather events (Hindi version)-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Infographic: Making informed decisions to prepare for extreme weather events (Hindi version)

This Hindi infographic sets out why attributing extreme weather events is critical and how the process works.

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Infographic: Making informed decisions to prepare for extreme weather events - India case studies-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Infographic: Making informed decisions to prepare for extreme weather events - India case studies

This infographic sets out why attributing extreme weather events is critical and how the process works, featuring examples of the Chennai and Phalodi case studies

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Unscrambling climate and weather information-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Unscrambling climate and weather information

This factsheet provides tips for integrating climate and weather information into development projects

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Infographic: Making informed decisions to prepare for extreme weather events-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Infographic: Making informed decisions to prepare for extreme weather events

This infographic sets out why attributing extreme weather events is critical and how the process works

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Infographic: Making informed decisions to prepare for extreme weather events (individual graphics)-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Infographic: Making informed decisions to prepare for extreme weather events (individual graphics)

This resource presents individual graphics that help explain the Raising Risk Awareness initiative and the importance of extreme weather attribution

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Film: Attributing extreme weather events (Hindi version)-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Film: Attributing extreme weather events (Hindi version)

This short film, presented in Hindi, explains the process behind attribution science and its importance in preparing for the future.

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Film: Aerosols – How they affect atmospheric warming (Hindi version)-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Film: Aerosols – How they affect atmospheric warming (Hindi version)

This short film, from the Raising Risk Awareness initiative, looks at how aerosols affect atmospheric warming.

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Presentation: What’s behind the record rainfall in Chennai, India?-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Presentation: What’s behind the record rainfall in Chennai, India?

Download this presentation to find out more about the record rainfall in Chennai, climate science attribution and the Raising Risk Awareness initiative.

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Film: Collaboration for decision-making in attribution science-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Film: Collaboration for decision-making in attribution science

This short film, from the Raising Risk Awareness initiative, explains the need for collaboration in attribution science, to assist decision-making in reducing the impacts of an extreme weather event.

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Presentation: Making informed decisions to prepare for extreme weather events-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Presentation: Making informed decisions to prepare for extreme weather events

This presentation explains the process behind attribution science and provides information on the Raising Risk Awareness initiative.

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Film: Attributing extreme weather events-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Film: Attributing extreme weather events

What if we could better prepare for hazards like flooding and heat waves by understanding the changing risks of extreme weather events? This short film, from the Raising Risk Awareness initiative explains the process behind attribution science and its importance in preparing for the future

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Film: Explaining real-time extreme weather event attribution-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Film: Explaining real-time extreme weather event attribution

This video presents the method which can assess the fraction of attributable risk of a severe weather event due to an external driver in real-time

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Film: Aerosols – How they affect atmospheric warming-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Film: Aerosols – How they affect atmospheric warming

This short film, from the Raising Risk Awareness initiative, looks at how aerosols affect atmospheric warming

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Satellite image of tropical cyclone Mahasen-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Satellite image of tropical cyclone Mahasen

This shows a satellite image of Tropical Cyclone Mahasen in the Northern Indian Ocean

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Satellite image of tropical cyclone Mahasen in the Northern Indian Ocean-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Satellite image of tropical cyclone Mahasen in the Northern Indian Ocean

This shows a satellite image of Tropical Cyclone Mahasen in the Northern Indian Ocean

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Satellite image of tropical cyclone Imani-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Satellite image of tropical cyclone Imani

This shows a satellite image of tropical cyclone Imani in 2010 as it moved across the Southern Indian Ocean

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Image of a woman drawing water from a well in India-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Image of a woman drawing water from a well in India

This image shows a woman drawing water from a well in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

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Women stand on the shore, Southern India-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Women stand on the shore, Southern India

This image shows women standing on the shore in Southern India

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Image of flood management, India-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Image of flood management, India

This image shows the Integrated Flood and River Bank Erosion Risk Management Investment program, funded by Asian Development Bank, which has given the villagers of Brahmaputra, Guwahati, Assam confidence to live and work in the area

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Working on flood management, India-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Working on flood management, India

This image shows workers of the Integrated Flood and River Bank Erosion Risk Management Investment program, funded by Asian Development Bank, which has given the villagers of Brahmaputra, Guwahati, Assam confidence to live and work in the area

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Building flood defences, India-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Building flood defences, India

This image shows workers of the Integrated Flood and River Bank Erosion Risk Management Investment program, funded by Asian Development Bank, which has given the villagers of Brahmaputra, Guwahati, Assam confidence to live and work in the area

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Woman surveys a grounded oil tanker, Chennai-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Woman surveys a grounded oil tanker, Chennai

This image shows a woman surveying a grounded oil tanker after tropical cyclone Nilam

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Managing flood risk, India-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Managing flood risk, India

In this image, workers fill and carry sand filled geo bags for loading on boats. The bags will be pitched on the banks of the river as a part of the Integrated Flood and River Bank Erosion Risk Management Investment program funded by the Asian Development Bank. The project has given the villagers of Brahmaputra, Guwahati, Assam confidence to live and work in the area

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Tropical cyclone Nilam’s aftermath-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Tropical cyclone Nilam’s aftermath

This image shows a tanker, Prathibha Cauvery, which dragged anchor and was pushed aground at the Besant Nagar beach, in South Chennai, by strong wind brought by cyclone Nilam on October 31st 2012

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Irrigation project in Tamil Nadu-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Irrigation project in Tamil Nadu

This image shows an irrigation project in Tamil Nadu

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