Skip to content

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

Read our Science Bulletin
News Item

IPCC Publishes Special Report, APN Work Cited

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently published a special report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX).

The report, produced by IPCC Working Groups I and II, is the outcome of cross-disciplinary teamwork between scientists studying the physical aspects of climate change, scientists with expertise in impacts, adaptation and vulnerability as well as experts in disaster risk management.

The report provides substantial details and analyses that support the conclusions and recommendations in the Summary for Policy Makers released earlier in November 2011. It also relates directly to decision-making by revealing options and opportunities for building resilience at local, national and international levels. Case studies of recent extreme climate events across the world were included to support the formulation of policies on adaptation and mitigation.

Work of the APN funded project “City at Risk: Developing Adaptive Capacity for Climate Change in Asia’s Coastal Megacities” (CBA2008-06NSY-Fuchs) is cited in Chapter 5, Managing the Risks from Climate Extremes at the Local Level, and Chapter 9, Case Studies, of the SREX report.

Project Metadata: