All articles for the topic: climate information for decision-making

Constituent elements of the Tandem framework, from p.11 of the publication.

A framework for co-designing “transdisciplinary knowledge integration processes”

This paper seeks to reconceptualize climate services in light of the prevailing inability of existing climate information to spur needed policy and action. It focusses on the transdisciplinary knowledge co-production process rather than the output of a climate services product.

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KE4CAP

List of Climate Adaptation Platforms

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

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Ten ways to support climate change adaptation planning and decision-making

This brief, developed by researchers and facilitators working with municipal governments, provides targeted recommendations for co-designing actionable and user-focused climate 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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CSIRO was a participating agency in the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre, which looked at the key issues in the February 2009 bushfires.

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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Map of participating platforms

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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Towards developing a common language for climate change in the City of Cape Town

This research aimed to better understand and circumvent language discrepancies at a city scale. It provides a toolkit to better understand and overcome terminology barriers.

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Windhoek city stakeholders participating in the co-exploring language activity.

“How-to” Guide: Co-exploring Terminologies

This brief explains how to conduct a terminology co-exploration exercise for climate change adaptation decision-making.

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Windhoek city stakeholders participating in the co-exploring language activity.

"Explainer" Guide: Co-exploring Terminologies

This brief explains why co-exploring language and terminology is important for creating a level playing field at the beginning of a multi-stakeholder engagement.​

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Learning Labs in Windhoek (video)

This video outlines how the Learning Labs approach brings stakeholders together to tackle climate change adaptation issues emerging in urban Africa. 

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Engagements at the Maputo Learning Lab March 2017

Discourse analysis as a method for understanding urban governance

This briefing note is an introduction into the definition and method of discourse analysis and outlines its application within the FRACTAL focal cities.

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Climate change temperature map of the world

Learning within & about climate science

This briefing note provides key discussion points on the role of learning in integrating climate science into decision making. 

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African Climate Risks Conference 2019

African Climate Risks Conference 2019 - Conference Report

Future Climate for Africaorganised the first African Climate Risks Conferenceon 7-9 October, 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This report provides an overview of discussions during the conference.

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Participants at the Windhoek Transformational Workshop

Receptivity and judgement: expanding ways of knowing the climate to strengthen the resilience of cities

This paper discusses how receptivity of decision-makers, scientists and other knowledge-holders can be exercised and increased to enhance the co-production of actionable climate information.

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Garden Wall Weather Station in Glacier National Park, USA. Credit: U.S. Geological Survey

Delivering Climate Services: Organizational Strategies and Approaches for Producing Useful Climate-Science Information

This paper reports on research that evaluated how three Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments produced useful climate information for improved decision support in a variety of sectors.

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Tandem elements

Tandem: online guidance for climate services

The Tandem online guidance supports information providers, intermediaries and users to collectively co-design climate services for policy, research and practice.

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Fresh fish just landed for sale on the beach, Kayar, Senegal. Photo by Anne Delaporte, 2011

Climate information services in Senegal

This study analyzed experiences and lessons learned in Senegal, where various climate information services products attempted to effectively involve producers, technicians and policy‐makers.

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Pakalinding young farmers, The Gambia, by Gerry Popplestone

Ensuring climate information guides long-term development

This article describes why climate-resilient development requires a step change in how medium to long-term climate information is produced, communicated and used in sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere.

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