To offer global leadership in understanding and addressing emergent systemic risks and extreme events


Extreme weather events, associated disasters, and emergent risks pose an existential crisis to humanity and impede progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Despite limiting global warming to under 2°C, the societal and ecological effects of climate change extremes will be substantial.


The Knowledge-Action Network (KAN) on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events serves as a comprehensive inter- and transdisciplinary hub for scientists, experts, and communities focusing on multi-hazard risks, disaster risk reduction, and governance of extreme events. As a Future Earth Global Research Network (GRN) and a joint initiative of the Future Earth, IRDR, WCRP, and WWRP programs, the Risk KAN actively promotes the exchange of information, knowledge, and data.




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