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IPCC Releases Report on Managing Risks of Climate Extremes to Advance Adaptation

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a special report entitled, “Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation.” The report addresses how integrating expertise in climate science, disaster risk management, and adaptation can inform discussions on how to reduce and manage the risks of extreme events and disasters in a changing climate. The report evaluates the role of climate change in altering characteristics of extreme events and assesses experience with a wide range of options used by institutions, organizations, and communities to reduce exposure and vulnerability, and improve resilience, to climate extremes. To view the report, visit: http://www.ipcc.ch/#.