Special Report on Extreme Events
 


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

Scoping Meeting (23-26 March 2009 Oslo, Norway)

 

At its 38th session (24-25 November 2008 Geneva, Switzerland), the IPCC Bureau requested that Working Group II take the lead on organizing a scoping meeting. A call for expert nominations (84KB) was issued to Governments and Observer Organizations on 8 December 2009, and a Science Steering Group assembled to evaluate submissions, identify gaps, recommend additional candidates, and assemble the most noted experts in the field to invite to the scoping meeting.

 

The principal objectives of the scoping meeting were to foster collaboration and discussions between climate science researchers spanning all three IPCC working groups (science, impacts, adaptation, mitigation) and colleagues in the disaster preparedness and risk management communities. After securing needed context on the first day, subsequent days were devoted to plenary and breakout groups to develop a structure for the proposed Special Report and an annotated outline, using the Norwegian proposal as a starting point.

 

Refer to the following documents/links for more information regarding conduct and findings of the meeting:

 

SREX Scoping Meeting

23-26 March 2009

Oslo, Norway

Scoping Meeting Materials

 

 

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