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News Norway and ISDR system ask IPCC to write DRR and Climate Change Adaptation report

In preparation for the 29th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), scheduled 31 August- 4 September 2008, in Geneva, Switzerland, the ISDR system and the Government of Norway have asked the IPCC to write a special report on "Managing the Risk of Extreme Events to Advance Climate Change Adaptation." The request is based on the recognition of the linkages between disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change, as well as the need to learn from risk reduction experience in order to guide the adaptation activities of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change parties. According to the written request, the relevance of disaster risk reduction to advance adaptation has been widely acknowledged; however, no comprehensive assessment of the disaster risk reduction and management policies and measures that can inform climate change adaptation has been carried out. The request then describes how the special report would comply with the IPCC framework and criteria for establishing priorities for IPCC reports, and provides an outline of the proposed assessment.
The proposal is available online.

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News type Inbrief
File link climate-change/docs/IPCC_Norway_ISDR_system_Proposal.pdf
Source of information UNISDR
Keyword(s) IPCC, climate change adaptation, disaster risk
Geographical coverage Norway
News date 29/08/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH