All articles for the topic: climate services

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Lessons from semi-arid regions on how to adapt to climate change

This article explores how farmers in semi-arid regions are adapting to climate change and details three important components for preparing for, and adapting to, changing climates.

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Environment and Climate Change Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) aims to protect the environment, conserve Canada's natural heritage, and provide weather and meteorological information to keep Canadians informed and s

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Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute

The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) is the Dutch national weather service.

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Climate Knowledge Brokering in Latin America and the Caribbean

This report explores the climate knowledge brokering landscape in Latin America and the Caribbean, and proposes ways to enhance the effectivenes of climate knowledge brokers in the region.

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Courting complexity in climate services: Lessons from Participatory Scenario Planning

The Participatory Scenario Planning approach for seasonal decision-making at the local level has been adopted in 6 African countries and in SE Asia. This article discusses what makes it successful.

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Building capacity through the UN CC:Learn platform

The UN CC: Learn platform, funded by the Swiss Government and UN partners, offers free climate change-relevant learning resources that are backed by the UN system.

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Routes to resilience: insights from BRACED year 1

One year into implementing BRACED, this report collates and synthesises evidence from project Implementing Partners’ annual reports, to understand how projects are building resilience so far.

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What makes a good climate service?

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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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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The SEI Initiative on Climate Services

This initiative is developing and testing a new framework - Tandem - for the improved co-design, use and interpretation of climate services. 

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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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Communicating climate change for adaptation

Communicating climate change to communities in semi-arid regions remains a difficult task.

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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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Adaptation Learning Programme

The Adaptation Learning Programme for Africa increases the capacity of vulnerable households in sub-Saharan Africa to adapt to increasing and uncertain climate change and climate variability.

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Opportunities for climate compatible coastal tourism – Lessons from Belize

In Belize, growth in the tourism sector is often accompanied by habitat degradation that directly threatens the resources upon which the industry depends.

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Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia

INAM is an institute of service and research capable of providing advanced climate services to the public and various economic sectors of Mozambique in order to assist decision making regarding sec

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FCFA - 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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Improving wheat productivity in Kazakhstan

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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Lessons on Climate Services in 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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Mainstreaming climate information into sector development plans

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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Using wellbeing indicators and climate information to assess adaptation effectiveness

How can we be sure that adaptation is effective? One option is to use a range of ‘wellbeing indicators’ alongside climate information to monitor and evaluate adaptation.

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Compendium: The USAID Climate-Resilient Development Project

The USAID CCRD Compendium describes CCRD's activities, products, findings, accomplishments. It links practitioners to resources, tools, guidance, trainings, reports and journal articles.

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Building bridges and changing minds in climate communication

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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