IPCC SREX report on Climate Extremes and Disasters for Latin American and the Caribbean examined by CDKN
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recently published a new report that assesses the scientific literature on issues that range from the relationship between climate change and extreme weather and climate events "climate extremes" to the implications of these events for society and sustainable development.
This “Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation” (known as "SREX") covers specific implications by region and generally discusses it’s the regional risk of extreme events and disasters.
Following the release of the SREX, the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) has recently launched a three part series of reports entitled “Managing Climate Extremes and Disasters: Lessons from the IPCC SREX Report.”, highlighting the SREX's scientific findings. Reports have been produced for Africa, Asia and Latin American and the Caribbean. The CDKN climate extremes and disasters report on America and the Caribbean should be of special interest to regional policy makers as it briefly contains a wealth of information on projected changes in climatic patterns and how they will affect extreme events, disasters and disaster risk management.