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Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: July 2012
  • Page count: 592
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 12.III.D.6

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Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters. This report explores the challenge of understanding and managing the risks of climate extremes to advance climate change adaptation. It consists of nine chapters, covering risk management; observed and projected changes in extreme weather and climate events; exposure and vulnerability to as well as losses resulting from such events; adaptation options from the local to the international scale; the role of sustainable development in modulating risks; and insights from specific case studies.