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    REPORT: Building capacity for risk management in a changing climate

    This report provides a summary of results and learning from the Raising Risk Awareness Project. Find out how climate change and extreme weather have been linked, and how different stakeholders responded to and acted on the information.
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    FILM: Attributing extreme weather events (Amharic version)

    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, presented in Amharic, explains the process behind attribution science and its importance in preparing for the future.
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    FEATURE: Droughts in East Africa: some headway in unpacking what’s causing them

    Friederike Otto and Maarten van Aalst of the Raising Risk Awareness initiative explain the science around uncovering whether the recent drought in East Africa has been impacted by the presence of human-induced climate change.
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    Science summary: The drought in Ethiopia, 2015

    The worst drought in decades gripped north and central Ethiopia in 2015, affecting nearly 10 million people. As part of the Raising Risk Awareness initiative, a partnership of scientists have conducted an analysis to determine whether climate change played a role in the drought.
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    REPORT: Communicating extreme weather event attribution – Research from India and Kenya

    Communication of extreme event attribution information in the immediate aftermath of an extreme event provides a window of opportunity to inform, educate, and affect a change in attitude or behaviour in order to mitigate or prepare for climate change.This report presents the most effective identified methods, phrases and tools.
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