Pathways of climate resilience over the 21st century

Date Published 2021, May 10

Authors Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Peter Pfleiderer, Marina Andrijevic, Martha Vogel, Friederike Otto and Sonia Seneviratne

The impacts of climate change are affecting human societies today. In parallel, socio-economic development has increased the capacity of countries around the global to adapt to those impacts although substantial challenges remain. Countries’ effectiveness in fostering climate resilience will depend on the pace of both developments under different socio-economic and emission pathways. In this study we assess trajectories of adaptation readiness in comparison with the continued emergence of hot days as a proxy for climate change hazards for different emission and socio-economic pathways over the 21st century.