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China National Assessment Report on Risk Management and Adaptation of Climate Extremes and Disasters


By: Dahe Qin (Author)

Science Press

Paperback | Nov 2015 | #228612 | ISBN-13: 9787030434852
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About this book

Language: English

This report analyzes the characteristics of extreme weather and climate events and disasters in China, and assesses their impact on disaster risk management and adaptation-related issues. It also reports on the latest research progress and achievements at home and abroad in the fields of extreme weather and climate adaptation and disaster risk management and other aspects, and summarizes proposed courses of action and strategy choices for disaster risk management in China. The purpose is to promote community awareness to deal with climate change and disaster risk management, to formulate relevant policies at all levels of government, business and technology, to support actions that will improve awareness of disaster risk prevention, and, finally to provide basic information for the whole of society.



Summary for Policymakers
I.Observed and Future Trends in Climate Extremes and Disasters in China
II.Disaster Risk Management Measures in China
III.Strategic Options for Disaster Risk Management and Adaptation in China

Refined Edition
I.Climate Extremes and Disaster Risk Management: Background and Connotation
1.1 Theory, policy and practice
1.2 Climate change and climate extremes
1.3 Disaster risk management and sustainable development

II.Characteristics, Trends.and Causes of Climate Extremes
2.1 Characteristics of climate extremes in China
2.2 Changes in climate extremes since the mid—20th century
2.3 Causes of Changes in Climate Extremes

III.Impacts of Climate Extremes and Disasters, and Vulnerability
3.1 Impacts of climate extremes and disasters
3.2 Exposure and vulnerability ions affected by hazards
3.3 Typical cases

IV.Selection of Weather and Climate Disaster Risk Management Practices and Strategies
4.1 National, regional and local climate risk management practices
4.2 Integrated risk management practices in important economic and social fields
4.3 The achievements and challenges related to weather and climate DRM
4.4 Future trends of climate extremes and related disaster risks
4.5 Strategic design and options

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