Special Report on Extreme Events
 


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

SREX Approved Outline

 

As amended at the 41st Session of the IPCC Bureau (19-20 May 2010 Geneva, Switzerland).

  1. Climate change: new dimensions in disaster risk, exposure, vulnerability, and resilience
    • Introduction
    • Extreme Events, Extreme Impacts, Disasters, and their Management for Advancing Climate Change Adaptation
    • Disaster Risk Management, Reduction, and Transfer
    • Coping and Adapting
    • Structure of this Report

     

  2. Determinants of risks: exposure and vulnerability
    • Introduction and Scope
    • Defining Determinants of Risk: Hazard, Exposure and Vulnerability
    • Vulnerability Factors
    • Coping and Adaptive Capacities
    • Dimensions of Exposure and Vulnerability
    • Vulnerability Profiles
    • Trends in Dimensions of Exposure and Vulnerability
    • Risk Identification and Assessment
    • Risk Accumulation and the Nature of Disasters
    • Research Gaps

     

  3. Changes in climate extremes and their impacts on the natural physical environment
    • Weather and Climate Events Related to Disasters
    • Requirements and Methods for Analyzing Changes in Extremes
    • Observed and Projected Changes of Weather and Climate Extremes
    • Observed and Projected Changes in Phenomena Related to Weather and Climate Extremes
    • Observed and Projected Impacts on the Natural Physical Environment

     

  4. Changes in impacts of climate extremes: human systems and ecosystems
    • Role of Climate Extremes in Natural and Socioeconomic Systems
    • Nature of Impacts and Relation to Hazards
    • Observed and Projected Trends in System Exposure and Vulnerability
    • System- and Sector-based Aspects of Vulnerability, Exposures, and Impacts
    • Regional Aspects of Vulnerability, Exposures, and Impacts
    • Costs of Climate Extremes and Disasters

     

  5. Managing the risks from climate extremes at the local level
    • Introduction
    • Community Coping
    • Community-based Risk Management in a Changing Climate
    • Challenges and Opportunities
    • Management Strategies
    • Information, Data, and Research Gaps at the Local Level

     

  6. National systems for managing the risk from climate extremes
    • Introduction: Taking Action at the National Level
    • Systems for Managing Disaster Risk and Their Actors
    • Functions of National Disaster Risk Management Systems
    • Aligning National Systems for Managing Disaster Risk with Challenge of Climate Change
    • Conclusion

     

  7. Managing the risks: international level and integration across scales
    • The International Level of Risk Management
    • Rationale for International Action
    • Current International Governance and Institutions (for Risk Management and CC Extremes)
    • Options, Constraints and Opportunities for DDR and CCA at the International Level
    • Considerations for Future Policy and Research
    • Integration across Scales

     

  8. Towards a resilient and sustainable future
    • Introduction
    • Disaster Risk Management as Adaptation: Relationship to Sustainable Development Planning
    • Synergies between Short-term Coping and Long-term Adaptation Interactions among Disaster Risk Management, Adaptation to Climate Change Extremes, and Mitigation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    • Implications for Access to Resources, Equity, and Sustainable Development
    • Options for Proactive, Long-term Resilience to Future Climate Extremes
    • Conclusions: Synergies between Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation as a Key Component for a Resilient and Sustainable Future

     

  9. Case studies
    • Introduction
    • Methodological Approach
    • Case Study Analysis
      • Extreme Events
      • Vulnerable settings and populations
      • Management Approaches
    • Synthesis of Lessons Learned from Case Studies

 

 

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