ITS4.10/NH13.1 | Climate extremes, ecosystems and society: impacts, cascades, systemic risk and resilience
EDI
Climate extremes, ecosystems and society: impacts, cascades, systemic risk and resilience
Convener: Markus Reichstein | Co-conveners: Dorothea Frank, Taís Maria Nunes CarvalhoECSECS, Wantong LiECSECS, Thorsten Wagener, Alessia MatanoECSECS, Gregory Duveiller

Extreme climate and weather events, associated disasters and emergent risks are becoming increasingly critical in the context of global environmental change and interact with other stressors. They are a potential major threat to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and are one of the most pressing challenges for future human well-being.
This session explores the linkages between extreme climate and weather events, associated disasters, societal dynamics and resilience. Emphasis is laid on 1) Which impacts on ecosystems and societies are caused by extreme events (including risks emerging from compound events)? 2) Which feedbacks and cascades exist across ecosystems, infrastructures and societies? 3) Where do these societal and environmental dynamics threaten to cross critical thresholds and tipping points? 4) Can we learn from past experiences? 5) What are key obstacles towards societal resilience and reaching the SDGs and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) targets, while facing climate extremes and compound events?
We welcome empirical, theoretical and modelling studies from local to global scale from the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and related disciplines.