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Living with extreme weather events and disasters

24.05.2012 22:21

Society in Science fellow Reinette Biggs contributed to a special report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that addresses options for managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaptation. Chapter 8 of the report is entitled “Toward a Sustainable and Resilient Future”, and focuses on four ways in which resilience approaches can contribute to living in a world with increasing extreme climate events: first, it provides a holistic framework to evaluate hazards in coupled social-ecological systems; second, it emphasizes the capacity to deal with hazard or disturbance; third, it helps explore options for dealing with uncertainty and future changes; and fourth, it can help identify enabling factors that can create proactive responses.

Stockholm Resilience Centre News Article