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Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platforms Community of Practice

As the need for adaptation action and for enabling adaptation policy progress, it is increasingly recognised that decision and policymakers require access to relevant and high-quality information to support the development and implementation of national and transnational adaptation strategies and plans, and climate actions. These requirements are also recognised within, and seen as consistent with, implementing the Paris Agreement.

Web-based climate change adaptation platforms provide a vital means of providing access to meet these requirements; sharing information, evidence and guidance consistent with supporting decision making for adaptation planning at local, national, and transnational scales, and targeting policy- and decision-makers. Internationally, these knowledge platforms are at different stages of development and capabilities, and all face a number of challenges that limit their effectiveness in supporting climate action.

This Network, managed by the Stepping-Up Knowledge Exchange between Climate Adaptation Knowledge Platforms (KE4CAP) project, aims to support platform developers and operators to come together and compare and learn from current approaches, to share knowledge and best practices, learning and working together to address common and emerging challenges and ultimately to deliver the best support possible for climate adaptation.

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KE4CAP Project Outputs

The KE4CAP project provides a forum for platform developers and operators to come together to compare and learn from their individual approaches, to share knowledge and best practices, and to work together to address common and emerging challenges. 

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Virtual KE activity #5: The role of CAPs in supporting monitoring, reporting, and evaluation (MRE) of progress in adaptation

Discussions at this event focused on ways in which CAPs can help support the national and international monitoring, reporting and evaluation of adaptation action. 

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KE4CAP Survey: Synthesis of Responses

This article gathers information and knowledge from across the KE4CAP project to date, with a focus on a survey of climate adaptation knowledge platforms in late 2020.

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Virtual KE activity #4: Communications, knowledge brokering and stewardship to stimulate and enable action

Discussions at this event focused on approaches being used by CAPs to better communicate with users to ensure the provision of information and data suitable to meet their needs.

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Virtual KE activity #3: Ensuring platforms’ agility in order to meet evolving user needs

Discussions at this event will focus on approaches being used towards retaining relevance in an ever-changing world in terms of technology, data, policy requirements and knowledge provision. 

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Climate Adaptation Platforms

Please find below a list of platforms working with the KE4CAP project to share knowledge and expertise across the community. 

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Virtual KE activity #2: CAPs: supporting and working with local authorities and other local users

Participants shared practical experiences in supporting and working with local authorities and other local users, providing ideas and inspiration to apply across knowledge platforms.

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Virtual KE activity 1: An introduction to KE4CAP, where we are, and next steps

This event is the first in a series of virtual KE and engagement activities to be held in mid to late 2020 by the KE4CAP project.

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2nd International Climate Change Adaptation Platform Meeting: Bridging the Gap between User Requirements and Climate Adaptation Services

This meeting explored engagement approaches being employed by climate adaptation service providers to support adaptation decision-making and elicited user needs and expectations of these services.

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EU-Australia knowledge exchange event: Services and science supporting climate action

This report provides lessons learned from a KE4CAP perspective as a result of an EU-Australia bilateral workshop focused on developing and using web-based resources to inform climate action.

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EU-Australia bi-lateral workshop on developing and using web-based resources

The purpose of this workshop was to address nationally relevant issues around best practice (digital and domain) delivery of climate ‘intelligence’ platforms for Australia.

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Stepping-Up Knowledge Exchange between Climate Adaptation Knowledge Platforms (KE4CAP)

The Stepping-Up Knowledge Exchange between Climate Adaptation Knowledge Platforms project provides a forum for platform teams to learn from each other and work together to address challenges.

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Climate Adaptation Platforms

The KE4CAP project brings together almost thirty web-based climate adaptation platforms. These platforms provide access to information, evidence and guidance intended to inform the development of adaptation strategies and plans at the local, national, and transnational scales. This category features the profiles of all the platforms engaged in the network.

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Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation

The Intact Centre helps homeowners, communities, governments and businesses to identify, and reduce, risks associated with climate change and extreme weather events in Canada.

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CoastAdapt: A climate risk management tool for coastal Australia

CoastAdapt is an online coastal climate risk management framework to support adaptation to coastal climate change in Australia.

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Climate Finance Knowledge Portal

The Climate Finance Knowledge Portal (CFKP) is a platform that provides space for accessing knowledge products and facilitating dialogue on Climate Finance in India.

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Taiwan Climate Change Projection Information and Adaptation Knowledge Platform (TCCIP)

The Taiwan Climate Change Projection Information and Adaptation Knowledge Platform (TCCIP) provides climate change data, information, knowledge services for governments, research, industries and the public in Taiwan.

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The UK Climate Resilience Programme

The UK Climate Resilience Programme brings together climate research and expertise and undertakes climate risk and adaptation research to build resilience to climate change in the UK.

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Swedish portal for climate change adaptation

The Swedish portal for climate change adaptation is intended to support society and citizens preparing for climate change consequences. The portal is run by the Swedish National Knowledge Centre for Climate Change Adaptation, in cooperation with several Swedish authorities.

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Platform on Adaptation to Climate Change in Spain (AdapteCCa)

The AdapteCCa platform is a tool for exchanging and consulting information on adaptation to climate change in Spain.

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Climate Change in Australia (CCiA)

Climate Change in Australia is a platform that provides access to climate projections information, data and guidance on climate adaptation in Australia.

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Climate Ireland

Climate Ireland connects and integrates scientific research, policy making and adaptation practice for the purposes of enhancing adaptation decision making in Ireland.

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The KLiVO Portal: The German Climate Preparedness Portal

The KLiVO Portal collects data and information concerning climate change as well as services for a target-oriented adaption to the effects of climate change. 

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Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS)

The Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS) is a dedicated multi-disciplinary team and platform aimed at helping Canadians understand, and become more resilient to climate change.

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