Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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[U-05] Future Earth - The Integrated Research for Sustainable Future

Sun. May 22, 2016 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 301B (3F)

Convener:*Yukio Himiyama(Emeritus Professor, Hokkaido University of Education), Kohei Okamoto(Department of Geography, Graduate School of Environment Studies, Nagoya University), Tetsuzo Yasunari(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Mitsuo Uematsu(Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo), Makoto Taniguchi(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Chair:Yukio Himiyama(Emeritus Professor, Hokkaido University of Education)

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

[U05-07] Visualizing the inter-sectoral connections of climate risks

★Invited papers

*Tokuta Yokohata1, Katsumasa Tanaka1, Kazuya Nishina1, Kiyoshi Takahashi1, Seita Emori1, Masashi Kiguchi2, Yasushi Honda4, Masashi Okada5, Yoshihiko Iseri3, Yoshimitsu Masaki1, Akitomo Yamamoto2, Masahito Shigemitsu6, Masakazu Yoshimori7, Tetsuo Sueyoshi8, Kenta Iwase9, Naota Hanasaki1, Akihiko Ito1, Gen Sakurai5, Toshichika Iizumi5, Motoki Nishimori5, Wee Hoo Lim10, Chihiro Miyazaki11, Akiko Okamoto1, Shinjiro Kanae3, Taikan Oki2 (1.National Institute for Environmental Studies, 2.University of Tokyo, 3.Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4.University of Tsukuba, 5.National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, 6.Japan Agency for Marine-Earth and Technology, 7.Hokkaido University, 8.National Institute for Polar Research, 9.Nomura Research Institute, 10.University of Oxford, 11.Center for Environmental Information Science)

Keywords:climate change, impact assessment, risk

It is now widely recognized that climate change is affecting various sectors of the world. Climate change impacts on one sector may spread out to other sectors including seemingly remote ones [1], a process which we call “interconnections of climate risks”. While a number of climate risks have been identified in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) [2], there has been no attempt to explore the interconnections between them comprehensively [3]. Here we present a first and the most exhaustive visualization of climate risks and their interconnections drawn based on a systematic literature survey. Our risk maps and flowcharts depict that changes in the climate system impact the natural and socio-economic system, influencing ultimately human security, health, and well-being. Our findings point to the need to address the climate risk interconnections in impact and vulnerability studies. Furthermore, our diagrams are useful to educate decision makers, stakeholders, and general public about cascading risks that can be triggered by climate change.
[1] Helbing, D. Nature 497, 51-59 (2013)
[2] Birkmann, J., R. et al. In: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability (2014)
[3] Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA). The UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (2012)