Proposal for an IPCC special report on managing the risk of extreme events to advance climate change adaptation

Proposed by Norway and the Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) System

This paper lays out policy linkages of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. Norway and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction system propose that the IPCC undertake a Special Report to assess policies, measures, tools and practices for managing extreme events risk to advance effective adaptation.

Norway offered at the IPCC Twenty-Eighth Session to host a scoping workshop to assess whether a Special Report to the IPCC should be undertaken on the management of extreme events to advance adaptation. To further assist the IPCC in its decision making, Norway has undertaken a study on the humanitarian consequences of climate change and compiled an associated detailed bibliography. Preliminary findings indicate that ample peer-reviewed literature is available for review.
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Climate Change, Governance

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