This technical document includes a summary for policymakers presenting key findings from the Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX). This document contributes to frame the challenge of dealing with extreme weather and climate events as an issue in decision-making under uncertainty, analyzing response in the context of risk management. 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. Also available in FRE, SPN, ARB, CHN, RUS.

Visit website

Organization: IPCC, WMO

Topics: Environment, Science, Adaptation, Risk Reduction/Management, Governance – General, Policy Instruments

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2012

Language: English