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[ClimateWeekNYC] Climate Risk Summit: Compound dry-hot extreme ev...

September 30, 2021
6:15 AM - 7:45 AM

The impacts of climate change are now being felt in communities around the world, with extreme weather resulting in loss of life and devastation. Continued global temperature rise brings the threat of crossing climate tipping points with catastrophic implications. And there is now an increased understanding of the systemic nature of climate risks and the danger of amplification through cascades of interacting risks propagating through global society. It is therefore imperative to properly characterise the full extent of climate risks and to identify effective strategies to build resilience to climate hazards.

The Climate Risk Summit will provide a forum for discussion of these climate risk topics. It aims to bring key climate risk information to the attention of a wide audience in advance of COP26, including policy makers and negotiators, both nationally and internationally. In addition, the summit will build capacity in the community of climate change academic experts in communicating risk effectively to different audiences.

Compound dry-hot extreme events – enablers and barriers to individual and community preparedness and response

Thursday, September 30, 2021
6:15 AM - 7:45 AM (New York)
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM (London)

This session will discuss the impacts of compound dry-hot extreme events, and individual and community preparedness and response approaches, as well as enablers and barriers to action. Considering different global contexts, it will focus on measures that can be implemented before and during an event to reduce impacts across diverse socio-economic groups. The intersectionality of individuals and communities including gender, age and socio-economic status will be considered and how this impacts capabilities to prepare and respond to extreme events. Drawing on worldwide experience, learning and best practice, panellists will discuss the development, adoption and implementation of action plans to build resilience of people and places.


  1. Andrew Kruczkiewicz, Senior Staff Research Associate at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia Climate School

Further panellists to be announced. 

Curated by Raquel Nunes

Organized by the COP26 Universities Network supported by UKRI (UK Research and Innovation).

The Climate Group has selected the Columbia Climate School as its university partner for this year’s Climate Week NYC. Running Sept. 20-26, Climate Week NYC convenes key climate leaders to accelerate climate action and discuss ambitious commitments ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, or COP26, later this fall in Glasgow.


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