Managing climate extremes and disasters in Africa: lessons from the IPCC SREX report


The report published by Climate and Development Knowledge Network shows ten key messages on managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaption for Africa regions and the implications. In addition, it introduces the components of changing disaster risk in more detail. The inter-linkages between the core concepts shows how both changes in vulnerability and exposure and changes in weather and extreme climate events can contribute and combine to create disaster risk, hence the need for both disaster risk management (DRM) and climate change adaption (CCA) with development processes. The report also explores the range of possible future impacts for the region, considering the key messages mentioned earlier in more detail. The report considers the ranges of responses required in order to try to better manage the risks of climate extremes and disasters. Finally, the report provides the implications for Africa, especially in terms of decision making process, focusing on national risk management systems, including adaptation and mitigation measures. 

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