Climate Change 2022: Decision Making Options for Managing Risk

Mark New, Diana Reckien, David Viner, Carolina Adler, So-Min Cheong, Cecilia Conde, Andrew Constable, Erin Coughlan de Perez, Annamaria Lammel, Reinhard Mechler, Ben Orlove, William Solecki, Rachel Bezner Kerr, Sukaina Bharwani, Robbert Biesbroek, Laurens Bouwer, Lily Burge, Massimo Cattino, Chandni Singh … Leah Jones et. al.  | 2022

Executive Summary

Chapter 17 assesses the options, processes and enabling conditions for climate risk management, a key component of climate resilient development. While Chapter 16 assesses the risks that society and ecosystems face, and residual risks after adaptation, this chapter focuses on the ‘how’ of climate risk management and adaptation. It covers: the adaptation and risk management options that are available; the governance and applicability of options in different contexts; residual risk and Loss and Damage; the methods and tools that can be drawn on to support climate risk management planning and implementation; enabling conditions and drivers for adaptation; the role of monitoring and evaluation for integrated risk management and tracking progress, success and the risk of maladaptation; and finally, integration of risk management across sectors, jurisdictions and time horizons, under dynamic conditions of environmental and societal change.