Key assessments from the IPCC special report on global warming of 1.5 °C and the implications for the Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction

Elsevier, Progress in Disaster Science, Volume 1, May 2019, 100001
Riyanti Djalante

This viewpoint reviews key assessments from the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C and examines the implications for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR). Disaster risks are expected to be higher at 1.5 °C and continue to increase at 2 °C. Current and future disaster risk management particularly those that deal with the impacts of coastal flooding, heat-related health impacts, sea level rise, and forest fires are to be strengthened, particularly the Arctic, Caribbean, SIDS and low-lying coastal areas are particularly at risk. SFRDRR implementation requires focusing on low-lying countries and Small Island Developing States, complemented with development of financial risk sharing and insurance mechanisms, and ensuring coherence between SFDRR, Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.