Managing Climate Extremes and Disasters in Africa: Lessons from the IPCC SREX Report

“This summary highlights the key findings of the SREX report from an African perspective,
including an assessment of the science and the implications of this for society and sustainable development. The SREX report
considers the effects of climate change on extreme events, disasters, and disaster risk
management (DRM). It examines how climate extremes, human factors and the environment
interact to influence disaster impacts and risk management and adaptation options. The SREX report considers the role of development in exposure and vulnerability, the implications for disaster risk, and the interactions between disasters and development. It examines how human responses to extreme events and disasters could contribute to adaptation objectives, and how adaptation to climate change could become better integrated with DRM practice. The SREX report represents a significant step
forward for the integration and harmonisation of the climate change adaptation, disaster risk management and climate science communities.”