To build global knowledge leadership on emergent risks and extreme events

Extreme climate and weather events, associated disasters, and emergent risks are becoming increasingly critical in the context of global environmental change. They are a potential major threat to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and one of the most pressing challenges for future human well-being. Even if global warming is limited to well below 2 degrees Celsius, as agreed on in the Paris Climate Accord, the impacts of climate extremes will be posing serious threats to human societies and ecosystems.

The Knowledge-Action Network (KAN) on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events provides an open platform for scientific communities from across science disciplines and engineering working on extreme events, disaster risk reduction and governance to exchange information, knowledge and data and engage in collaborative research activities. The Knowledge Action Network on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events is a joint initiative of the Future Earth, IRDR and WCRP programs.

interim Development Team (iDT)

Jana Sillmann jana.sillmann-at-cicero.oslo.no
Mark Pelling mark.pelling-at-kcl.ac.uk
Markus Reichstein markus.reichstein-at-bgc-jena.mpg.de
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Expression of interest for Knowledge Action Network on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events (Risk KAN) membership

We invite interested researchers to express their interest in a membership in the Knowledge Action Network on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events, in the Development Team (DT) and/or working groups. All positions are voluntary.
The call is now closed.   Thanks in advance!
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Climate Anomalies and Events

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: Global Climate Report for September 2018.
Published online September 2018, retrieved on October 26, 2018 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201809

Global Surface Temperature Anomalies

Global Surface Temperature Anomalies September 2018
(anomalies are based on the 1981-2010 mean)
NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Global Mapping, published October 2018, retrieved on October 26, 2018 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/

 


 

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