Climate Change, Extreme Events and Disaster Risk Reduction

Towards Sustainable Development Goals

  • Suraj Mal
  • R.B. Singh
  • Christian Huggel

Part of the Sustainable Development Goals Series book series (SDGS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Suraj Mal, R. B. Singh, Christian Huggel, Aakriti Grover
    Pages 1-14
  3. Evidence of Climate Change and Extreme Events

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Anina Stäubli, Samuel U. Nussbaumer, Simon K. Allen, Christian Huggel, María Arguello, Felipe Costa et al.
      Pages 17-41
    3. Elena Milanova, Aleksandra Nikanorova, Andrei Kirilenko, Nikolay Dronin
      Pages 75-88
  4. Coping with Extreme Events and Disasters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Germán Vargas, Yolanda Hernández, José Daniel Pabón
      Pages 217-232
    3. Patricia Julio-Miranda, Cynthia Marisol Peñaloza-Guerrero, Udo Nehren, Alexander Fekete, A. Gerardo Palacio-Aponte
      Pages 265-278
    4. Ramashray Prasad, Jitendra Rishideo
      Pages 295-309

About this book


This book discusses the science, causes, impacts and risk reduction strategies for climate change and disasters. It focuses on the use of traditional knowledge, new innovation and education to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels in order to promote sustainable development goals in general and disaster risk reduction in particular.

The global climate has changed substantially over the last century. There is strong evidence of global climate change in the form of increase in air and sea surface temperature, recession of glaciers, changes and shifting of climate regimes, increasing number of extreme events and sea levels changes. The increasing frequency of climate change induced disasters in particular is posing a threat to resilience, lives and livelihoods at global, regional and local levels. Major ecosystems of the world have experienced several climate induced disaster events in recent past.

This book provides new insights into the occurrence and impacts of climatic extremes and strategies for disaster risk reduction. It includes studies on rainfall and temperature trends, floods and drought disasters, weather and climatic related disasters in mountains, changes in plant activities, risk assessment and responses in different ecosystems of the world. The book is particularly useful for environmental and disaster managers, researchers and graduate students, as well as policy makers.


Climate Action Extreme Events prediction Disaster Risk management Climate Change mitigation Ecosystem Sustainability Resilience Sustainable Development Goals

Editors and affiliations

  • Suraj Mal
    • 1
  • R.B. Singh
    • 2
  • Christian Huggel
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Geography, Shaheed Bhagat Singh CollegeUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Geography, Delhi School of EconomicsUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of GeographyUniversity of Zurich—IrchelZürichSwitzerland

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