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Our Common Future Under Climate Change

September 2, 2015;

Prof. Birkmann had two presentations at the international conference "Our Common Future Under Climate Change", a preparation event for the climate conference in December 2015 in Paris. His first presentation focused on questions of vulnerability and adaptation of people for so called extreme weather events in rapidly changing urban and rural environments. The presentation can be viewed here:

http://de.slideshare.net/CFCC15/human-vulnerability-and-adaptation-to-extreme-events-in-rapidly-changing-rural-and-urban-environments

Prof Birkmann's second presentation concentrated more specifically on the research conducted for the  fifth assessment report of the IPCC. In this context Prof Birkmann looked into the dynamics of risk and change of exposition and vulnerability patterns and the question how these dynamics can be better integreted into adaptation and risk reduction strategies.