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Using Climate Information

Knowledge and information about climate change are crucial for climate action.

In order to be successful, adaptation strategies need to make use of the best available climate information, including assessments of recent climatic trends and projected future climate change that may be experienced in the years to come. 

The climate information needed by local level communities and national governments includes how climate variables such as temperature and rainfall, and the timing and severity of storms and climate extremes may change. In order to be both useful and used, this information needs to be timely, high quality, relevant and accessible. Meeting these needs is the focus of an emerging field called climate services, which aims to bridge the gap between climate science, policy and practice for adaptation decision-making and disaster resilience.

This theme, which connects to SEI's Climate Services Initiative, provides some basic climate science background, guidance for understanding and using climate data, insights for effectively communicating climate change, research and examples of how climate information can be integrated into decision-making across levels, and knowledge for the design, implementation and evaluation of effective climate services.

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Climate Science

Climate science is a vast and complicated area of research. If you are not a climate scientist or meteorologist yourself but you need to engage them and/or the data and the information they produce, then it may be useful to familiarise yourself with some basics of the science of climate change. This category contains some basic climate science background, including frequently asked questions (FAQs) from the IPCC and climate projections and their interpretation.

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Climate Science: Frequently Asked Questions from the IPCC

Some basics of the science of climate change.

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Do Projected Changes in Climate Vary from Region to Region?

IPCC FAQ 11.1 - This material is extracted from the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of the Fourth Assessment Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 1

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If Emissions of Greenhouse Gases are Reduced, How Quickly do Their Concentrations in the Atmosphere Decrease?

IPCC FAQ 10.3: This material is extracted from the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of the Fourth Assessment Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 1

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How Likely are Major or Abrupt Climate Changes, such as Loss of Ice Sheets or Changes in Global Ocean Circulation?

IPCC FAQ 10.2This material is extracted from the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of the Fourth Assessment Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 1

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Are Extreme Events, Like Heat Waves, Droughts or Floods, Expected to Change as the Earth’s Climate Changes?

This material is extracted from the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of the Fourth Assessment Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 1 (see full reference...
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Can the Warming of the 20th Century be Explained by Natural Variability?

This material is extracted from the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of the Fourth Assessment Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 1 (see full reference...
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Can Individual Extreme Events be Explained by Greenhouse Warming?

This material is extracted from the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of the Fourth Assessment Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 1 (see full reference...
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How Reliable Are the Models Used to Make Projections of Future Climate Change?

This material is extracted from the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of the Fourth Assessment Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 1 (see full reference...
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Are the Increases in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Other Greenhouse Gases During the Industrial Era Caused by Human Activities?

This material is extracted from the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of the Fourth Assessment Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 1 (see full reference...
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Is the Current Climate Change Unusual Compared to Earlier Changes in Earth’s History?

This material is extracted from the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of the Fourth Assessment Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 1 (see full reference...
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What Caused the Ice Ages and Other Important Climate Changes Before the Industrial Era?

This material is extracted from the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of the Fourth Assessment Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 1 (see full reference...
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Is Sea Level Rising?

This material is extracted from the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of the Fourth Assessment Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 1 (see full reference...
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Is the Amount of Snow and Ice on the Earth Decreasing?

This material is extracted from the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of the Fourth Assessment Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 1 (see full reference...
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Has there been a Change in Extreme Events like Heat Waves, Droughts, Floods and Hurricanes?

This material is extracted from the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of the Fourth Assessment Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 1 (see full reference...
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How is Precipitation Changing?

This material is extracted from the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of the Fourth Assessment Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 1 (see full reference...
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How are Temperatures on Earth Changing?

This material is extracted from the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of the Fourth Assessment Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 1 (see full reference...
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How do Human Activities Contribute to Climate Change and How do They Compare with Natural Influences?

This material is extracted from the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of the Fourth Assessment Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 1 (see full reference...
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What is the Greenhouse Effect?

This material is extracted from the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of the Fourth Assessment Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 1 (see full reference...
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What is the Relationship between Climate Change and Weather?

This material is extracted from the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of the Fourth Assessment Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 1 (see full reference...
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What Factors Determine Earth’s Climate?

This material is extracted from the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of the Fourth Assessment Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 1 (see full reference...
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Climate science, projections and interpretation

Climate Projections The Climate Systems Analysis Group at the University of Cape Town are the lead weADAPT organisation working on climate modelling and climate science. CSAG use a process of...
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Climate model uncertainty

Introduction These notes have been collated from presentations given by Bruce Hewitson, Mark Tadross and David Stainforth, some of which can be found at the end of this page, and notes taken at the...
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Climate Science Vocabulary

This is the list of vocabulary which participants in the April 2008 ACCCA Training of Trainers workshop on Climate Analysis felt it would be useful to define. Albedo The fraction of solar radiation...
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Accessing Managing and Using Climate Information

Climate information plays a central role in the planning and development of robust adaptation strategies at all levels, and in advising decision- or policy-makers on climate-sensitive matters. Here, you will find information on and examples of how to access, manage and use climate information, including an 8-step guidance on using the linked resources available in weADAPT and the Climate Information Portal (CIP) developed by the Climate Systems Analysis Group (CSAG), at the University of Cape Town, and information on how to use downscaled climate data and how to handle climate model uncertainty.

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A guide to using CIP in analysing historical and future rainfall patterns

This is a theoretical case study representing a guide in how to use CIP in analysing historical and future rainfall patterns in the Swartland region in South Africa.

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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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Using climate information to support adaptation planning and policy-making: A practical case study in Bagamoyo District, coastal Tanzania.

Coastal erosion in a village on the Bagamoyo Coast, Tanzania. Photo: Anna Taylor Introduction This case study provides a practical example of how to use climate information to support adaptation...
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Using climate information to support adaptation planning and policy-making: Cape Town

A vegetable farmer in Philippi, a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. Source: FLICKR/KOSMOSELEEVIKE This case study focuses on the climate dimensions of land use management and zoning in a suburb of...
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Using climate information to support adaptation planning and policy-making: A case study in Cape Town, South Africa

Using climate information to support adaptation planning and policy-making: A case study in Cape Town, South Africa 

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CIP-weADAPT integration continues with new dynamic visualisation of climate data

This month marks the launch of the new Climate Information Platform (CIP). In many ways the new platform has been a clean sheet redesign of many aspects of the old portal. One of the key changes has...
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Climate Data Capture and Management in the Lake Chilwa Basin: Status, Challenges and Opportunities

[Placemark] This study analysed the capacity of 20 weather observation stations in providing reliable and adequate climate data for effective climate change adaptation in the Lake Chilwa Basin.

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Climate Data Capture and Management in the Lake Chilwa Basin: Status, Challenges and Opportunities

This study analysed the capacity of 20 weather observation stations in providing reliable and adequate climate data for effective climate change adaptation in the Lake Chilwa Basin, Malawi.

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Introduction to climate modelling

Climate Modelling Basically, climate modelling involves converting theories of atmospheric physics, solar radiation, phase state physics, etc. into mathematical formulas that can be solved by a...
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Using downscaled climate data

Rainfall anomalies for Juba, South Sudan To develop suitable adaptation strategies it is important to build up an understanding of what the climate is in the area you are living in and/or working in...
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The Climate Information Platform

This article provides a background to the Climate Information Platform, which replaces the Climate Change Explorer (CCE).

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Communicating Climate Change

Effective climate communication is essential for increasing the awareness and acknowledgement of climate risks and the uptake of climate services, from helping communities understand how climate change will impact their lives to getting buy-in for climate-relevant initiatives from decision- and policy-makers across scales. The content included here provides good practice insights for how to communicate various aspects of climate change, such as how to communicate climate uncertainty and novel ways in which to convey climate impacts (e.g. the IMPACT@C web-atlas).

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Communicating climate change attribution: A toolkit for raising risk awareness

A new toolkit from the Raising Risk Awareness project aims to help journalists and communicators report on the linkages between climate change and extreme weather events.

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Why Our Brains Ignore Climate Change - and What to Do About It

Per Espen Stoknes outlines the principal barriers and solutions to getting people to think long-term about climate change and to take action to reduce it.

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Climate and Syria: did the media get it right?

During 2015 the media started connecting climate change with the conflict in Syria and subsequent refugee movements across Europe. This report looks at their appraoch and whether they got it right.

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Climate Visuals – 7 Key Principles for Visual Climate Change Communication

This report summarises the research underpinning climatevisuals.org and presents the key findings so that practitioners can take an evidence-based approach to visual communication. 

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Building bridges and changing minds: Insights from climate communication research and practice

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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The Uncertainty Handbook: A Practical Guide for Climate Change Communicators

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

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Adapting to a changing climate in Southern Africa: A film from the first Southern Africa Adaptation Colloquium

This short film captures the key messages and debates emerging from the first Southern Africa Adaptation Colloquium, held in November 2013.

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Developing regional climate change messages using multiple lines of evidence

This article provides guidance on how to build a message about changes in the regional climate (rather than the global climate).

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Climate Information in Decision-Making

Factoring climate information into decision-making across scales is central to reducing vulnerability in the short, medium and long-term. This is particuarly the case in development strategies and planning, where the failure to include climate information in decision-making can result in lock-in to maladaptative pathways. The content included here looks at the use of climate information in decision-making, including how it is being used in decision-making, and how it can be mainstreamed into development planning. For more on relevant methods, tools and approaches see the Adaptation Decision Making theme.

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Review: Potential applications of subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) predictions

This article shares the first comprehensive review of sectoral applications of S2S predictions, highlighting the opportunities and challenges facing their uptake.

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HyCRISTAL: Integrating Hydro-Climate Science Into Policy Decisions For Climate-Resilient Infrastructure and Livelihoods in East Africa

HyCRISTAL's goal is to understand the challenges and context of climate change impact at local level and to inform local-based solutions. The research focuses on East Africa. 

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Africa's Climate: Helping decision-makers make sense of climate information

This Future Climate For Africa report presents an overview of climate trends across regions of Africa and a series of climate factsheets that are tailored for specific sub-regions and countries.

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HazardSupport: Risk-based decision support for adaptation to future natural hazards

Hazard Support aims to develop new methods for decision-makers and climate experts to tailor information about the impacts of climate change on natural hazards for adaptation decisions.

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Understanding Demand and Supply of Climate Change Knowledge Management in Nepal

This study explores ways in which climate change knowledge management in Nepal can be strengthened at the local to national level.

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The Future Climate For Africa UMFULA project - Uncertainty reduction in models for understanding development applications

The UMFULA project (meaning ‘river’ in Zulu) aims to support decision-making through providing new and more reliable information about climate processes and extremes in Central and Southern Africa.

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Mainstreaming climate information into sector development plans: the case of Rwanda’s tea and coffee sectors

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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FRACTAL: Future Resilience for African Cities and Lands

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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The Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto: Informed Decision Making for a Climate Resilient Future

This manifesto describes the essential role of climate knowledge brokers in helping people make climate sensitive decisions fully informed by the best available climate knowledge.

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Promoting the use of climate information to achieve long-term development objectives in sub-Saharan Africa: Results from the Future Climate For Africa scoping phase

African governments and businesses are putting their investments at risk from the long-term impacts of climate change because they are failing to take climate information into account, says a new...
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IMPRESSIONS - Impacts And Risks From High-End Scenarios: Strategies For Innovative Solutions

There is widespread acceptance that the climate is changing. Although the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) recognized that increases in global temperatures should be...
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FCFA Pilot: Report from the Future Climate for Africa Pilot Country Case Study project; Mozambique

Introduction As a precursor to the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) research activities, CDKN, on behalf of DFID commissioned a series of case study activities with the purposes of exploring the...
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FCFA Pilot: Actual and Potential Weather and Climate Information Needs for Development Planning in Malawi: Results of a Future Climate for Africa Pilot Case Study

Summary There is growing interest about how climate information can be used to better inform decision-making across a range of sectors and socio-political and environmental settings. To investigate...
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FCFA Pilot: Final Report- Rwanda Pilot

FCFA Rwanda Pilot Study: Summary The Rwanda FCFA case study was undertaken by the Global Climate Adaptation Partnerships (GCAP), working with the UK Met Office and Atkins. The case study undertook...
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FCFA Pilot: Future Climate For Africa Pilot Phase: Zambia Technical Report

This FCFA pilot study in Zambia sought to examine how to make climate science actionable, so decision-makers could make informed and robust adaptation and development investments.

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FCFA Pilot: Report from the Future Climate for Africa Pilot Country Case Study project; Ghana

Introduction As a precursor to the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) research activities, CDKN, on behalf of DFID commissioned a series of case study activities with the purposes of exploring the...
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Future Climate for Africa: 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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How can we turn climate information into action?

As the world's climate changes and scientific understanding of the problem improves, how do we use new knowledge to help farmers prepare? Climate information services are a powerful tool that live up...
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Creating a 'Smart Network' for climate knowledge

The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group is a community of knowledge brokers operating in the climate and development space who recognized that the current knowledge infrastructure is ineffective.

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Scaling up climate services in Tanzania

A new workshop method brings together climate forecasters and national policy-makers to dialogue, build common ground and agree on a national framework for climate services to get to millions of...
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Does climate information matter? An innovative tool to measure the value of climate services for farmers

Climate information can be a powerful tool in helping rural communities adapt to climate risk. But not all information is created equal, nor is access to information equal. To better understand the...
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Exploring the role of climate science in supporting long-term adaptation and decision-making in sub-Saharan Africa

Summary Africa faces considerable challenges in adapting to the long-term impacts of climate change. Policy-makers not only have to contend with projected changes to the region’s climate, but also...
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Climate Futures for Tasmania

Photo: Angello Failla Adaptation context The small island state of Tasmania has some of Australia’s most extensive and best-conserved wilderness areas and pristine coastlines. Almost 45% of Tasmania...
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Effective use of climate science to improve adaptation in Africa

POLICY BRIEF : Effective use of climate science to improve adaptation in Africa Stockholm Environment Institute, May 2008 INTRODUCTION Adaptation to climate variability is not new, but climate change...
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Designing Delivering and Evaluating Effective Climate Services

Climate services involve the timely production, tailoring, translation and transfer of climate information, ensuring that the most relevant knowledge is effectively communicated, easily accessed and interpreted in order to develop policies and evaluate adaptation and mitigation strategies. The content provided here provides insights and guidance into how to deliver climate services that take into account user needs and that use highly participatory methods to co-produce and co-evaluate the service, ensuring that the information and process is truely tailored, and thereby of maximum benefit, to the user.

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What makes a good climate service? Learning from practice

From texts about pests to climate podcasts for women farmers, this article provides the lessons learnt, useful examples and insights from panellists at a COP22 event co-hosted by SEI.

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The SEI Initiative on Climate Services

This initiative aims to develop new approaches for the improved design, use and interpretation of climate services. This page describes the initiative and how to get involved.

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Climate information and services in BRACED countries

This paper summarises and assesses existing weather and climate information for BRACED programme countries, including existing climate services and problems in the use of the available information.

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The changing role of NGOs in supporting climate services

This report examines the evolving role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the production, communication and uptake of climate information.

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Sharing Learning on Climate Services in East and Southern 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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Using climate information to achieve long-term development objectives in coastal Ghana and Mozambique

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

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Assessing Mali’s L’agence Nationale De La Météorologie’s (Mali Meteo) Agrometeorological Advisory Program: Final Report on the Farmer Use of Advisories and Implications for Climate Service Design

Marks the completion of the first detailed assessment of the function and impact of an operational climate services for development program, Mali Meteo's Agrometeorological Advisory Program.

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Assessing Climate Service Needs In Kaffrine, Senegal: Livelihoods, Identity, And Vulnerability To Climate Variability and Change

Climate services have the potential to reduce precipitation and temperature-related risks to agricultural production, boost agricultural yields, and build resilience in rural populations.

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Scaling up climate services for farmers: Mission Possible- Learning from good practice in Africa and Asia

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 climate services work for smallholder farmers?

Reflection on the Third International Conference on Climate Services (2013), where CGIAR showed donors, researchers and practitioners how climate services can work for smallholder farmers.

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Climate forecast information can help poor African farmers adapt to variations in rainfall

First published in Sustainable Development Update Issue 1, Volume 6, 2006 http://www.albaeco.com/sdu/26/htm/main.htm The world's climate is changing. Some of the most vulnerable people are those that...
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Improving the use of seasonal climate forecasts in Lesotho

In Lesotho, seasonal climate forecasts are produced by Lesotho Meteorological Services and disseminated nationally. These forecasts, that provide probabilities of how much rainfall is expected during...
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Capacity Building for Climate Services

Strengthening user's confidence in climate services and their own ability to interpret and use them is key to achieving greater individual and collective engagement with climate services, the mainstreaming of climate information in decision-making and for obtaining buy-in to support the developmnent of climate services. The content included here provides insights into, and methods for capacity building for climate services across levels.

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IMPALA: Improving Model Processes For African Climate

The project aims to improve the ability of climate models to capture African climate systems, and thereby better enable decision-makers in Africa to use climate information.

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Using communicators to reach farmers with climate information services

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

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Mung beans, cacao and climate: Hands-on learning for adaptation planning in small islands

SEI Oxford and SEI Asia have been managing a Sida programme support project in South East Asia focused on strengthening climate adaptation planning for small island communities.

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Weathering Climate Change in Maharashtra, India

Agriculture is weather dependent at the local level. Yet, currently, farmers do not have access to reliable locally relevant meteorological and agricultural information by which to plan and manage...
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Receiving technology in adaptation projets

Introduction The process of adaptation (to climate variability and change) involves a change in behaviour and consequently a shift in activities as a result of changing (environmental) conditions. To...
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Climate Services Initiatives

Climate services are varied in their structure and objectives. Here you will find different examples of climate services projects, alongside details including how and why they have been developed, the lessons that have been learnt during this process and the outcomes that have been achieved.

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Improving wheat productivity in Kazakhstan through the identification of best sowing intervals

Soil moisture and temperature are critical to seed survival. This method, developed by a joint USAID-UNDP project, determines the best intervals for sowing wheat using meteorological data.

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Indian Ocean Early Warning System (THAILAND)

Image showing tsunami hazard zone and evacuation map Project description Implementing community based early warning in Thailand, in collaboration with regional partners, SEI is undertaking a...
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Indian Ocean Early Warning System (SRI LANKA)

Impact of tsunami in Sri lanka ©John Stanmeyer Project description Implementing community based early warning in Sri Lanka in collaboration with regional partners, SEI is undertaking a participatory...
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Regional Climate Change Projections and Impact Analyses

Global warming is resulting in climate change that is not homogenous across the globe but that has a high degree of spatial variability, impacting different regions in very different ways. The climate change analyses included here show the geographical diversity of climate change projections, and what impacts might be expected in different regions. To see related work on vulnerability assessments, approaches and methods, including impacts on sectors, see the Vulnerability theme.

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Science Summary: Heat wave in Phalodi, India, 19 May 2016

On Thursday 19 May 2016, the Indian city of Phalodi reached 51°C. The Raising Risk Awareness project studied whether human-induced climate change had any role to play in the extreme weather.

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Science Summary: The heavy precipitation event in Chennai, India, 1 December 2015

The paper assesses whether an extreme rainfall event in Chennai could in part be attributed to human emissions of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and related climate change.

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AMMA 2050: African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis 2050

The AMMA-2050 team will investigate how physical processes interact to cause ‘high impact weather events’ such as storms and heat waves that affect lives and livelihoods.

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Analysis of climate change impacts on coffee, cocoa, and basic grains value chains in Northern Honduras

Summary In 2011, the Government of Honduras asked IFAD ( www.ifad.org ) to prepare a project proposal aimed at increasing the climate resilience of agricultural production chains, protecting...
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Enfoques innovadores en la simulación del cambio climático y su impacto en la seguridad alimentaria- La experiencia de Nicaragua

Summary There is unanimous consensus in the scientific community about the evidence of climate change . The observations of the last decades recorded a moderate change in climate and future...
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Enfoques innovadores en la simulación del cambio climático y su impacto en la seguridad alimentaria: La experiencia de Nicaragua

CC y SAN Nicaragua Introducion La Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), el Instituto de Estudios del Hambre (IEH) y la Fundación para la Investigación del Clima (FIC) implementaron en 2010 y 2011 el...
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Developing climate messages for Zimbabwe using multiple sources of evidence

Climate feature Key messages Source Past climate variability High variability, frequent drought years and flood events Historical rainfall records ( CRU data ) Past climate trends Increasing...
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Information on Zimbabwe's climate and how it is changing

Overview of key climate messages from Zimbabwe drawn from multiple sources of evidence Climate feature Key messages Source Past climate variability High variability, frequent drought years and flood...
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Climate analysis for Rwanda

Drought Prone areas in Rwanda (Source, NAPA Report, 2006, Data from Meteorological service /MININFRA ) This climate analysis was conducted as part of the DFID-funded Economics of Climate Change in...
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Historical climate analysis and climate projections for Burundi

Main physical features and flood risk map of Burundi Background This climate analysis was conducted as part of the DFID-funded Economics of Climate Change on East Africa project. The Inter-Tropical...
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Climate Analysis - Tanzania

The graphics show observed rainfall (monthly totals) and maximum temperature (monthly mean) for selected stations between 1979 and 2000. The blue envelope represents the range between the 10th and...
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Historical climate analysis - Kenya

Minimum Temperature for Kericho, Kenya Background As part of the DFID project on Economic Impacts of Climate Change in Kenya, an analysis of the historic trends in precipitation, temperature and...
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Bangladesh: Climate Projections

Climate change projections This work forms part of a Policy Briefing on Climate Change in Bangladesh produced by Practical Action in 2008 . Other sections of the report can be seen in the Related...
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Nepal: Climate Projections

Climate change projections for Nepal This work is part of a Policy Brief on Climate Change in Nepal produced by Practical Action in 2008 and provides a summary of climate change as currently...
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Sri Lanka Climate Projections

Climate change projections The temperature projection for Asia is for warming to accelerate. The rate of warming in the South Asia is projected to be significantly faster than that seen in the 20th...
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Assessment of the Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Socio-Economic Vulnerability in the Arab Region

Arab Region PRELIMINARY Domain 1st RCA4 test simulation; mean annual temperature (1989-91)
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Climate change modelling and analysis for Mozambique

This article summarises key points from a report by Mark Tadross, of the Climate Systems Analysis Group at the University of Cape Town, titled Climate Change modelling and analysis for Mozambique (...
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CIRCE: Climate data for Oran case study

Annual rainfall in Oran 1926-2007 Oran is located in a semi-arid region bordered by the Saharan desert to the south and the Mediterranean Sea to the north. The climate displays strong inter-annual...
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Climate change modelling and analyses for Mozambique

About the report This report uses historical data and climate projections to assess how climate change may affect the operations of Mozambique's Instituto Nacional de Gestão de Calamidades (National...
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Rising Salinity in the Sundarban Mangroves of Bangladesh

One of the main impacts will be the loss of the Sundarbans, the coastal mangroves on the Western coast, the habitat for several valuable species which act as a barrier against storm surge. A 45 cm...
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Flooding and Management in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is located on a floodplain of three major rivers and their tributaries. One-fifth of the country is flooded every year, with up to two-thirds in extreme years, due to variability of...
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Sea Level and Infrastructure

A 1 m rise in sea level would inundate 18% of Bangladesh’s total land, directly threatening 11% of the country’s population. Impacts would be mostly around Dhaka and Khulna region. Backwater and...
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Agriculture

Bangladesh’s economy is primarily agricultural, accounting for 63% the labour force and 35% of GDP. The North- and South-western regions are drought-prone, with late arrival or early withdrawal of...
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Difference between monthly precipitation projections for 2046-2065 and the baseline climate 1960-1990. There appears to be differences changes in precipitation for the period 2046-2065 depending on...
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