Resilience to extreme weather

How do we reduce the impact of extreme weather today while preparing ourselves for future changes?  What can we do to build our resilience?

‘Resilience to extreme weather’ investigates these, and other, key questions to help inform important decisions about adaptation and risk reduction that are being made at global, national and local levels.

We have examined people’s resilience to weather- and climate-related extreme events, in particular, floods, droughts and heatwaves.  We look at how improvements can be made to protect lives and livelihoods by comparing the options available and considering the fundamental building blocks for resilience.

In 2015, important international agreements will be reached on disaster risk reduction, sustainable development and climate change.  Our report will help those negotiating and implementing the new agreements to decide what action to take to most effectively build resilience.

Source: The Royal Society Science Policy Centre

Publication Date: November 2014

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