Reducing Disaster Risks under Environmental Change

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 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, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) and World Climate Research Programme (WCRP).

Key Contacts

Marcin Jarzebski

Science Officer

Markus Reichstein

Chair, Future Earth Risk Knowledge-Action Network; Department Biogeochemical Integration, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany

Jana Sillmann

Co-chair, Future Earth Risk Knowledge-Action Network

Felix Riede

Co-chair, Future Earth Risk Knowledge-Action Network