Author(s): Klein, R., S. Kartha, L. Schipper and M. Davis.
In: Klein, R., S. Kartha, L. Schipper and M. Davis. 2011. Reducing Climate Risk. SEI Factsheet: Stockholm, Sweden.
Type: Fact sheet
Link to SEI author(s):
Reducing Climate Risk Factsheet
The research themes function as platforms for knowledge generation and as units for planning, monitoring, evaluating and communicating our achievements. Each theme has a clear long-term strategy. Within and across the research themes, SEI explores novel research ideas and responds rapidly to knowledge gaps and emerging policy demands.
The overall goal of the theme Reducing Climate Risk is to contribute to a safer climate for all.
Addressing climate change is urgent because of the calamitous consequences climate change can have if left unchecked: it could make some countries uninhabitable, cause costly damage to infrastructure, increase mortality and prevalence of disease, and make it more difficult to eradicate poverty. In fact, climate change is already taking a considerable toll in some places, and the costs will keep rising. Yet climate change is also difficult to address, because its main drivers are built into our socio-economic systems; livelihoods and entire economies depend on activities that create greenhouse gas emissions.
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