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Film: Introducing Raising Risk Awareness

This short film introduces the Raising Risk Awareness (RRA) initiative, which uses state-of-the-art science to help Asian and African societies to understand the role of climate change in extreme weather events and prepare for future ones.

The initiative brings together scientists, vulnerability experts and knowledge brokers and is formed of CDKN, Climate Central, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), University of Oxford and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD).

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By determining whether an extreme weather event was the result of climate change, scientists can make quantitative statements about how climate change has altered the risk of an event occurring in the future. This can help decision-makers and the public to prioritise adaptation solutions and reduce vulnerability.

One of the project’s principal goals is to increase understanding of the impacts of climate change and help journalists and other communicators to spread accurate information. For this purpose, the partners are offering infographics, presentations and high-quality images to help communicate the findings of the initiative. The resources are free to use by anyone reporting on the initiative, or communicating the implications of attributing extreme weather events to climate change.

For more information or for help using the one of our toolkits, please contact cdkn@southsouthnorth.org