Norwegian Initiated Report Launched in Bangkok

“We know enough to make good decisions about managing the risks of climate-related disasters.  Sometimes we take advantage of this knowledge, but many times we do not,” said Chris Field, Co-Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX), originally proposed by Norway, was launched in Bangkok on May 4 by IPCC.

The event was organised by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, which is Norway’s main partner in promoting south-south cooperation in the area of disaster risk reduction.

The guests at the event include UNESCAP Executive Secretary Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, IPCC Chairman Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Thai Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Plodprasop Suraswai, and ADPC Chairman Prof. Krasae Chanawongse.

Dr Pachauri also presented the IPCC SREX report to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

The SREX has been prepared over two years by 220 authors from 62 countries.

To see the full report, follow this link   

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