Slow-onset events: a review of the evidence from the IPCC Special Reports on Land, Oceans and Cryosphere

van der Geest, Kees and van den Berg, Romy, (2021). Slow-onset events: a review of the evidence from the IPCC Special Reports on Land, Oceans and Cryosphere. Current Opinion in Sustainability, 50(June), 109-120

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    Author van der Geest, Kees
    van den Berg, Romy
    Title Slow-onset events: a review of the evidence from the IPCC Special Reports on Land, Oceans and Cryosphere
    Appearing in Current Opinion in Sustainability
    Volume 50
    Issue No. June
    Publication Date 2021-04-15
    Place of Publication Amsterdam
    Publisher Elsevier B.V
    Start page 109
    End page 120
    Language eng
    Abstract This paper reviews the evidence on slow-onset events presented in the Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL) and the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC), both published in 2019. It analyses how the reports, and recent literature cited in them, deal with the eight types of slow-onset events, specified by the UNFCCC: increasing temperatures, sea level rise, salinization, ocean acidification, glacial retreat, land degradation, desertification and loss of biodiversity. The authors used qualitative data analysis software to analyse the reports, and for each of the SOEs, they coded and analysed information about the state, rate of change, timescale, geography, drivers, impacts, management responses, adaptation limits and residual losses and damages. The paper provides an overview of the state of the art on SOEs and helps to identify gaps and challenges in understanding the nature of SOEs, their impact and effective management approaches.
    Keyword Slow-onset events
    Impacts of climate change
    Mitigation
    Adaptation
    Loss and damage
    IPCC
    Text-mining
    QDA
    Copyright Holder Elsevier B.V.
    Copyright Year 2021
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI 10.1016/j.cosust.2021.03.008
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