Climate Extremes & Impacts
Extreme climate and weather events, associated disasters, and emergent risks are becoming increasingly critical in the context of global environmental change. They are a potential major threat to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals and one of the most pressing challenges for future human well-being.
Activites and Collaborations
The Knowledge-Action Network (KAN) on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events
provides an open platform for scientific communities
from across science disciplines and engineering working on extreme events, disaster risk reduction and governance to exchange information, knowledge and data and engage in collaborative research activities
. The Knowledge Action Network on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events is a joint initiative of the Future Earth, IRDR, WCRP and WWRP programs.
CL3.2.6 Climate extremes, biosphere and society:
impacts, cascades, feedbacks, and resilience.
More information here for CL3.2.6
The Earth System Data Lab (ESDL) is a multi-variate data set of essential Earth System variables on a common grid and sharing a common data model.Video
Extreme events such as droughts, heatwaves, heavy rain, and violent storms are now part of our daily news. Risk-aware development towards the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals can significantly reduce societal risks associated with climate extremes. Therefore the Paris Agreement to combat climate change, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Reduction strategies such as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 have to be brought together.
German Committee Future Earth Working Group Societal resilience and climate extremes
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