Chris Jack

Lead Developer

My background is climate science, climate modeling and climate systems analysis.  However my training is computer science and my current focus is the development of tools to enable a succesful translation of climate science data into useful, robust, information that can be applied by a variety of specialists in the field of vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation.

Presidential Climate Commission of South Africa

Climate resilient development pathways in South Africa

This article establishes the basis and sets the direction for future knowledge (co)production and planning work in relation to the adaptation and climate resilience aspects of navigating a ‘Just Transition’ in South Africa. 

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Principles for Co-Producing Climate Services: Practical Insights from FRACTAL

Explore principles for co-producing climate services based on FRACTAL project evidence and experiences through this working paper.

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Climate risk narratives

This article introduces the concept of Climate Risk Narratives (CRNs), their origin, and their evolution through a trans-disciplinary engaged research activity around urban climate resilience. 

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Co-exploratory climate risk workshops

The paper describes a place-based co-exploratory analysis of climate risks.

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Framework for needs-informed research

This paper presents a framework for needs-informed research aimed at understanding the climate processes driving the African climate system's natural variability and response to global change.

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Climate narratives

This briefing note provides reflections on the climate risk narrative process: What have we tried? What have we learned? What does this mean for us going forward?

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Chris is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Climate Services

This theme covers information and research for understanding and using climate data, communicating climate change and providing effective climate services.
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