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Managing unnatural disaster risk from climate extremes

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Truly understanding climate-related disaster risk, and the management of that risk, can inform effective action on climate adaptation and the loss and damage mechanism, the main vehicle under the UN Climate Convention for dealing with climate-related effects, including residual impacts after adaptation.

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Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge support provided through the research projects ENHANCE (Enhancing risk management partnerships for catastrophic natural disasters in Europe) and IMPACT2C (Quantifying projected impacts under 2 °C warming), funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme — Grant agreement numbers 308438 and 282746.

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  1. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg A-2361, Austria

    • Reinhard Mechler
    • , Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer
    • , Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler
    •  & Keith Williges
  2. University of Economics and Business, Vienna A-1020, Austria

    • Reinhard Mechler
  3. Deltares, Delft N-2600, Netherlands

    • Laurens M. Bouwer
  4. Institute for Environmental Studies, Amsterdam N-1081, Netherlands

    • Jeroen C. J. H. Aerts
  5. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London WC2A 2AE, UK

    • Swenja Surminski

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