Podcast: IPCC report on climate impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability

PODCAST - 31 March 2014 Reinhard Mechler


IIASA researcher Reinhard Mechler spoke to Vienna radio show FM4 about the new report from the Integovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s Working Group II, on climate impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability. 

Download Reinhard Mechler on Radio FM4 [mp3, 3,439.5 kb]

The new report incorporates the latest research on impacts, risk, and adaptation, tying in climate change with socioeconomic development, drawing heavily on research conducted at IIASA. The research shows that risk, vulnerability, and economic development go hand in hand and must be addressed in an integrated way, and better defines the potential human impacts of climate change. Read more>>

About the speaker

Reinhard Mechler is Deputy Director of IIASA’s Risk, Policy & Vulnerability Program and a senior lecturer at the University for Economics and Business in Vienna. His research focuses on the economics of risk management and climate change. Specific interests of his include catastrophe risk modeling, the socio-economic impacts of extreme events and climate change on development, the use of novel risk financing mechanisms for sharing disaster risks, and the assessment of the efficiency and equity of climate change response measures.


Reinhard Mechler

Research Group Leader and Senior Research Scholar Systemic Risk and Resilience Research Group - Advancing Systems Analysis Program


Impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability to climate change

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