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

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CSAG Climate Frontiers Podcast Series

Listen to this series of podcasts hosted by the Climate Systems Analysis Group (CSAG) at the University of Cape Town. These are conversations between researchers and partners across Africa and globally, covering a range of topics from climate science to social science and philosophy.

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Enabling Climate Science Use to Better Support Resilience and Adaptation Practice

This report reviews the use of climate science in adaptation and resilience practice. It was commissioned by the UK government to inform the development of a new programme. 

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Windhoek, Namibia.

Co-producing climate information for Windhoek decision making

This working paper provides an overview of a project that sought to co-produce, communicate and share climate change information to improve decision-making processes for adaptation in Windhoek, Namibia.

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Climate Risk in Africa: Adaptation and Resilience

This book highlights the complexities around making adaptation decisions and building resilience in the face of climate risk, using insights from sub-Saharan Africa.

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Water in Karlstad

Co-designing climate services to support adaptation to natural hazards: a case study from Karlstad, Sweden

This case study describes how the co-design of climate services helped support adaptation to multiple water hazards in the municipality of Karlstad, Sweden.

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Stockholm

Co-designing climate services to support adaptation to natural hazards: a case study from Stockholm, Sweden

This case study describes how the co-design of climate services helped support adaptation to heat waves in Stockholm, Sweden

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Co-designing climate services to support adaptation to natural hazards

Drawing on two Swedish case studies, this brief aims to understand how the co-design of climate services can support adaptation planning and decision-making.

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FRACTAL Learning - Adaptation Inspiration Theme Module 1-6 Summary

This is a summary article signposting the FRACTAL Learning modules 1-6 on inspirational adaptation cases in Africa.

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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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Co-exploratory climate risk workshops

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

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The Story of Water in Windhoek

The aim of the paper is to present a story about the 2015 to early 2017 Windhoek drought in the context of climate change while using the narrative approach.

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City government-research partnerships

This briefing note provides reflections on city government-research partnerships, from Cape Town and Johannesburg.

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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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Transdisciplinarity, co-production, and co-exploration

This working paper presents the concepts of transdisciplinarity, knowledge co-production, and coexploration and their challenges, and how they are being operationalised in FRACTAL.

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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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Climate Information Distillation

This briefing note presents a distillation framework: an attempt to re-think how we go about constructing information to inform decisions. 

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Agriculture & Rural Development Sectors Climate Change Adaptation

This guidance aims to help incorporate climate change considerations into project planning and design in the agriculture & rural development sectors.

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Transport Sector Climate Change Adaptation

This guidance aims to help incorporate climate change considerations into project planning and design in the transport sector.

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Water Sector Climate Change Adaptation

This guidance aims to help incorporate climate change considerations into project planning and design in the water sector.

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Energy Sector Climate Change Adaptation

This guidance aims to help incorporate climate change considerations into project planning and design in the energy sector.

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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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Climate Risk Management Framework for India

The CRM framework sets out a structured process to assess climate risks and develop various risk management measures at both national and state level. 

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The PICSA Approach

An investigation of the effects of PICSA on smallholder farmers’ decision-making and livelihoods

This case study analyses the affect of the PICSA approach on smallholder farmer's decision-making and livelihoods when implemented at large scale in Northern Ghana.

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PICSA Approach

The PICSA Approach

Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture (PICSA) is a collaborative project aimed to support farmers with locally relevant weather and climate information.

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