India and Pakistan are experiencing a record-shattering heatwave with temperatures exceeding 45℃ in many areas, leading to critical electricity and water shortages. In addition, the heatwave demonstrates the need for heat action plans.
South Africa experienced catastrophic floods and landslides in the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape after exceptionally heavy rainfall. With lives lost, houses and roads destroyed, the cause of the disaster can be linked to climatic change.
A real-time attribution study was conducted during the heatwave that affected large parts of North India and Pakistan in April-May 2022. The analysis was produced with a system developed in Hadley Centre for the attribution of extremes in near-real time.
This contributing paper reviews the governance of systemic risk with the aim to identify opportunities and enabling factors for improving governance by managing what are increasingly interdependent risks with the potential for cascading impacts.
The paper series’ aims to enhance the understanding and policy uptake of such synergies, including through NbS, their conditions, and the support mechanisms required for joint implementation and mainstreaming of biodiversity and climate change policies.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
International Institute for Sustainable Development
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety