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IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate: What's in it for South Asia

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Find here the top headlines from the IPCC's Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate: as summarised by CDKN for South Asian audiences - please use together with our report of the same name on www.cdkn.org/oceanreport and find all narratives and photo credits in our associated report.

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IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate: What's in it for South Asia

  1. 1. IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate 2Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org The report assesses: • the existing science to date on observed and projected changes to the oceans and cryosphere; and • the risks, vulnerability, impacts and implications of climate- related ocean and cryosphere change for natural and human systems. • IPCC’s Summary & full report: www.ipcc.ch/srocc
  2. 2. IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate 3Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org • 101 Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors, from 41 countries • CDKN report & communications toolkit digests the IPCC’s >1,000 pages into headlines & images for African, Asian and Latin American audiences: www.cdkn.org/oceanreport
  3. 3. Climate change driven by human activity is changing the temperature and chemistry of the oceans 4Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org
  4. 4. These changes harm marine life and people who depend on it 5 • Warming ocean waters and a more acidic ocean are destroying coral reefs, reducing their contribution to food, coastal protection and tourism. • Marine species are on the move as a result of climate change, so in any one place, the abundance and mix of species is changing. • The distribution of fish populations is shifting, which will impact local people dependent on fish stocks for their livelihoods and their own food supplies. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org
  5. 5. Every degree of global warming will harm coastal ecosystems further 6Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org
  6. 6. Sea level rise and other climate hazards increasingly affect South Asia 7Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org • Sea levels are rising at a faster rate than previously. • South Asian cities are at risk. • Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent, which can create cascading impacts on people and the environment.
  7. 7. Rising seas and coastal development put a ‘squeeze’ on coastal ecosystems 8Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org
  8. 8. The frozen lands in Asia’s high mountains are changing - with implications for society 9 • Frozen lands (the cryosphere) are melting as a result of climate change - with implications for South Asia’s high mountain region. • River runoff is changing. • An environment and way of life is threatened. • Hazards in high mountain areas are increasing. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org
  9. 9. More people are exposed to climate-related hazards 10 More people and infrastructure have become exposed to changes in the frozen lands of high mountain Asia in the past few decades and have suffered losses and damages as a result. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org
  10. 10. How runoff changes in a river basin when a glacier melts 11Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org
  11. 11. Anticipated changes in high mountain hazards as the climate changes 12Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org
  12. 12. The best way to limit changes in the oceans and cryosphere is to mitigate climate change 13 • Human society must reduce greenhouse gas emissions urgently in order to limit the damage from global warming to the Earth’s oceans and frozen lands (the cryosphere). • Limiting global warming would help communities downstream of frozen mountain regions to adapt to changes in water supplies and would limit risks related to mountain hazards. • Ocean warming, acidification, oxygen decline and marine heatwaves are all predicted into the late 21st century. However, their rate of change and intensity will be less under a low emissions scenario. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org
  13. 13. Mitigation together with adaptation reduces the risks CDKN Annual Report 2014 14Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org
  14. 14. Early action reduces climate risks and costs less than dealing with future damages 15 • Societies, institutions and individuals can all invest in reducing the risks of damage from extreme weather events, thereby reducing the likelihood that an event such as a cyclone or flood will turn into a ‘disaster’. • For tropical and extratropical cyclones, investing in disaster risk reduction, early warning systems and flood management (both ecosystem-based and engineered) all decrease economic losses from extreme weather events. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org
  15. 15. Future-proofing coastal development will be essential 16 • Using ‘hard’ infrastructure like sea walls to protect coastal settlements from sea level rise, storm surges and other climate hazards is popular worldwide. • Nature-based solutions or so-called ‘green grey’ solutions that combine ecosystem approaches and hard infrastructure are growing in popularity. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org
  16. 16. Blue carbon: An opportunity to integrate adaptation and mitigation action 17 • Protecting and restoring what is called coastal ‘blue carbon’ ecosystems such as mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrass meadows can help mitigate climate change by locking up carbon. • At the same time, protecting these ecosystems can provide climate change adaptation benefits and help conserve biodiversity and local livelihoods, by: • providing storm protection • improving water quality • benefiting fisheries Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org
  17. 17. Ecosystem governance and management must join up across scales and address social issues 18 “Transformative governance [that integrates] disaster risk management and climate change adaptation, empowerment of vulnerable groups, and accountability of governmental decisions promotes climate-resilient development pathways (high confidence).” - IPCC Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org
  18. 18. Methods for dealing with future uncertainty 19 There are methods for developing and analysing options that are designed to deal with future uncertainty. These methods emphasise: • keeping the ability to be flexible over time • using criteria to gauge robustness and to establish • the usefulness of investments across a range of circumstances • adjusting decisions periodically as consequences become known • considering social vulnerability and equity • creating safe community spaces for public deliberation of options and conflict resolution. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org
  19. 19. Communication, education and capacity-building are critical 20 • ‘Climate literacy’ is needed at all scales to build people’s ability to act. • Education and capacity- building can draw on indigenous and local knowledge in ways that resonate with people and encourage understanding and action. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org
  20. 20. This document is an output from a project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) for the benefit of developing countries. However, the views expressed and information contained in it are not necessarily those of or endorsed by DFID, which can accept no responsibility for such views or information or for any reliance placed on them. This publication has been prepared for general guidance on matters of interest only, and does not constitute professional advice. You should not act upon the information contained in this publication without obtaining specific professional advice. No representation or warranty (express or implied) is given as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this publication, and, to the extent permitted by law, the Climate and Development Knowledge Network’s members, the UK Department for International Development (‘DFID’), their advisors and the authors and distributors of this publication do not accept or assume any liability, responsibility or duty of care for any consequences of you or anyone else acting, or refraining to act, in reliance on the information contained in this publication or for any decision based on it. Copyright © 2010, Climate and Development Knowledge Network. All rights reserved. www.cdkn.org This document is an output from work carried out with the aid of a grant from the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada and the Directorate- General for International Cooperation (DGIS), the Hague, the Netherlands, as part of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) programme, for the benefit of developing countries. The views expressed and information contained herein do not necessarily represent those of, or an endorsement by, the IDRC or its Board of Governors, DGIS or the entities managing CDKN, who can accept no responsibility for such views or information or for any reliance placed on them. Copyright © 2020, Climate and Development Knowledge Network. All rights reserved.

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