Applying the Findings from the IPCC Special Report: Regional Outreach Event in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Date: 9-10 May 2012

Link: Climate & Development Knowledge Network

IPCC Working Groups I and II, the Overseas Development Institute and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), supported by Norway’s Climate and Pollution Agency and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and by CDKN, are organizing a series of outreach events as a means to inform about the possible impacts of and options for managing the risks of climate extremes and disasters by region, as assessed in the IPCC Special Report.

The events are designed for policymakers, business leaders, academics, and civil society organizations whose policies and programs are or may be affected. The events will be open to the media. Highlights of the report will be presented at each event by its authors.

Topics to be covered include:

  •  Extremes, exposure, and vulnerability in the context of the Special Report
  •  Observations and projections of extremes
  •  Observations and projections of impacts and losses
  •  Risk management options for improving current and future practice
  •  Approaches to moving towards a sustainable and resilient future


This event in Addis, Ethiopia is invitation only. Speakers will include IPCC authors and invited guests from the East African region.


Press / Media Contact

IPCC Working Group II
Technical Support Unit (TSU)
260 Panama Street
Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Phone: +1.650.223.6929
Fax: +1.650.462.5968