Climate Risk Management

Climate Risk Management publishes original scientific contributions, state-of-the-art reviews and reports of practical experience on the use of knowledge and information regarding the consequences of climate variability and climate change in decision and policy making on climate change responses from the near- to long-term.

The concept of climate risk management refers to activities and methods that are used by individuals, organizations, and institutions to facilitate climate-resilient decision-making. Its objective is to promote sustainable development by maximizing the beneficial impacts of climate change responses and minimizing negative impacts across the full spectrum of geographies and sectors that are potentially affected by the changing climate.

Therefore, the scope of Climate Risk Management covers:

  • Observed relationships between climate conditions and consequences in human and/or natural systems across multiple space and time scales;
  • Risk assessment and risk management approaches for climate-sensitive sectors such as agriculture, forestry and fire management, health, mining, natural resources management, water management, the built environment, and tourism;
  • Analysis of relevant institutional developments and arrangements relevant to adaptation; and
  • Exploration of connections between climate risk management, disaster risk management, and sustainable development.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • The application of seasonal forecasting and regional climate change projections in the assessment of climate change vulnerability and risk;
  • Capacity building;
  • Infrastructure design;
  • Management and systematic reduction of climate-induced hazards and disasters;
  • Protection of lives, livelihoods and property;
  • Mitigation of environmental damage;
  • Sustainable resource use and production;
  • Impacts, vulnerability and adaptation at individual, community and institutional levels;
  • Regulatory risks associated with climate change;
  • Climate-sensitive interactions between economic, environmental and social systems; and
  • Monitoring and evaluation of climate risk management.

Research papers should consider the practical application of the thesis advanced through case studies, experiments, or systematic comparisons with existing approaches. Special issues devoted to topics of particular interest will be published on an occasional basis, and proposals for such issues are invited. Submission of multi- and interdisciplinary studies, particularly those involving economics and the social sciences, is encouraged.

Intending authors should also note that there is a complementary journal: Climate Services. Climate Services focuses solely on the use and usability of climate information for adaptation. It bridges the gap between information from climate change research and stakeholder action, and directly refers to how climate information can be applied in methodologies and tools for adaptation to climate change.

Editor-in-Chief B.L. Preston

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  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISSN: 2212-0963