Anticipatory Action under climate change: Preparing for extreme weather events in a changing climate
There is significant investment in enhancing capacities to act in advance of predictable extreme weather events, such as floods and droughts. However, these are often centralized or focused on only some of the multiple components required to enable effective preparedness for evolving climate-related risks. How can we speed up the localization of anticipatory capacities and enable those people whose lives and livelihoods are most directly impacted to prepare for immediate and longer risks? How can we strengthen dynamic disaster risk financing which accounts for the increasing frequency, intensity, and extent of these events under climate change?
In the Greater Horn of Africa, the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) is supporting the development of a Regional Roadmap on Anticipatory Action and a Regional Technical Working Group, with consideration of longer-term climate risks integrated within its seasonal climate outlook forum. In both East Africa and globally, SC is reviewing how it can best support children and their communities to face increasing extreme weather events in the near and longer term, and the systems, tools, and approaches that support sustainable capacities to address climate-related risks across sectors and timeframes.
The session will consider:
- Systems and capacities to anticipate and prepare for immediate and longer-term climate risks: what have we got, what more do we need?
- Putting it into practice: Experiences from integrating climate risk management within programming
- Regional Roadmap on AA: Supporting Institutionalization and scaling of preparedness at local, national and regional scales