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Lessons on Climate Services in Africa

A learning event held in February 2016, in Nairobi, shared good practices and key challenges associated with providing climate and weather information services.  

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Mainstreaming climate information into sector development plans

This report demonstrates the use of climate information in assessing adaptation needs and adaptation interventions. It also outlines changes in thinking as adaptation moves from theory to practice.

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Utilising Crowdsourced Knowledge to Enhance Resilience

WeFarm's free SMS service enables farmers to receive locally relevant, crowdsourced information from other farmers without having to leave their farm or invest any money.

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Building bridges and changing minds in climate communication

This brief synthesizes the “state of the art” on climate communication and highlights important questions and challenges that warrant further exploration, particularly regarding European policy

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The IMPACT2C web-atlas

The IMPACT2C web-atlas summarises in maps and texts the impact of global 2°C warming on Climate, Tourism, Energy, Health, Water, Coasts, Agriculture, Forests and Ecosystems.

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Using climate information to achieve long-term development objectives

This policy brief describes a ‘co-exploration’ approach to identifying climate change adaptation needs in Accra, Ghana, and Maputo, Mozambique.

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Communicating flood risks in a changing climate

This report and webinar is a resource for practitioners from field staff to policy makers to use when engaging the public around flooding and wider climate impacts. 

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FRACTAL climate and cities project

FRACTAL is a 4-year project with the aim to advance scientific knowledge about Southern Africa's climate, and integrate this knowledge into decisions at the city-regional scale.

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Climate information services

A collaborative project trains communicators to disseminate climate information services and advisories to smallholder farmers.

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The Uncertainty Handbook

The Uncertainty Handbook provides guidance on 12 practical and easy-to apply principles for smarter communication about climate change uncertainties.

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Visualizing connections: Mapping the landscape of adaptation research and practice through weADAPT

This working paper describes a collaborative project to visually map climate change adaptation research and networks based on semantic tagging in weADAPT.        

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Accessing and Using Climate Data and Information in Fragile, Data-Poor States

This report provides peacebuilding practitioners with guidance for accessing and using climate data and information in fragile contexts.

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Climaps

Climaps.eu is an online atlas providing data, visualizations and commentaries about the climate adaptation debate.

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Community Digital Storytelling for Good Programming and Policy Engagement

This publication highlights the experience and lessons learned from a Community Digital Storytelling activity within the Integrated Community-based Adaptation in the Mekong (ICAM) Project.

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Services and Role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in India

ICTs can play a crucial role in supporting public outreach, building a data base, creating awareness for the adaptation against the impact of climate change.

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Synthesis report: FCFA pilot phase

This report provides initial research into the use of long-term (5-40 year) climate information in Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia and the coastal cities of Accra, Ghana and Maputo, Mozambique.

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IMPRESSIONS

IMPRESSIONS aims to understand the consequences of high-end climate change and to evaluate how such knowledge can be used in effective and integrated adaptation and mitigation decision-making.

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Adaptive Governance in Mountains (MOUNTAIN EVO)

This project is about how to govern mountatin ecosystems for poverty alleviation enabled by environmental virtual observatories.

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ICTs Climate Change and Development Themes and Strategic Actions

This book looks at the intersection of three domains: information and communication technologies (ICTs), climate change, and socio-economic development sectors. 

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ICTs Climate Change and Development Case Evidence

Twenty new case studies on ICTs, climate change and development in the topic areas of: disaster management, new routes to adaptation, agricultural adaptation, mitigation, monitoring and strategy.

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How is climate information being factored into long-term decision-making in Africa?

Photo credit by Alberto Loyo/Shutterstock.com The impacts of climate change in Africa will be significant and long-term (see for example here for some headline messages for Africa). Long-lived...
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Scaling up climate services for farmers

This report presents lessons learned from 18 case studies across Africa and South Asia that have developed and delivered weather and climate information and related services for smallholder farmers.

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How can we turn climate information into action?

How can we turn climate information into action?

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Infographic for communicators: National Climate Change Legislation

CDKN has launched a new infographic that illustrates the connections between countries’ domestic laws on climate change and their ambition in global climate talks.

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