Managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaptation

This special report contributes to frame the challenge of dealing with extreme weather and climate events as an issue in decision-making under uncertainty, analysing response in the context of risk management. The report consists of nine chapters, covering: the new dimensions of climate change in disaster risk, exposure, vulnerability, and resilience; exposure and vulnerability as determinants of risk; 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 national and international scale; the role of sustainable development in modulating risks; and insights from specific case studies.

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