This chapter assesses how countries are managing current and projected disaster risks, given knowledge of how risks are changing with observations and projections of weather and climate extremes, vulnerability and exposure, and impacts. It focuses on the design of national systems for managing such risks, the roles played by actors involved in the system, and the functions they perform, acknowledging that complementary actionsto manage risks are also taken at local and international level.

Author names: 
Lal, P. N.
Mitchell, T.
Aldunce, P.
Auld, H.
Mechler, R.
Miyan, A.
Romano, L. E.
Zakaria, S.
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Lal, P. N., Mitchell, T., Aldunce, P., Auld, H., Mechler, R., Miyan, A., Romano, L. E. and Zakaria, S. (2012). ‘National systems for managing the risks from climate extremes and disasters’. In: Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation Field, C. B., Barros, V., Stocker, T. F., Qin, D., Dokken ,D. J., Ebi, K. L., Mastrandrea, M. D., Mach, K. J., Plattner, G.-K., Allen, S. K., Tignor, M., and Midgley, P. M. (eds.). A Special Report of Working Groups I and II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, and New York, NY, USA, pp. 339–392.

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