CIIFEN`s key messages to the 5th Regional Plaform for DRR-2017
Lessons learnt from El Niño 2015-2016: key messages for the DRR community
Prepared by CIIFEN´s Team
- The 2015-2016 El Niño, together with 1997-1998 and 1982-1983, were grouped as the strongest ones since 1950. It affected about 60’000.000 people in 23 countries (UN).
- During 2015-2016, the global climate was influenced by an unprecedented combination of a strong El Niño, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation in its positive phase and the warmest period ever recorded.
- The most significant impacts of 2015-2016 El Niño were the intensification of droughts around the world but less extreme rainfall than in previous events.