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Risk communication in the context of climate change

This set of articles review the fundamental concepts of risk communication and principles of communicating effectively, both in terms of the process and the content.

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ACCCA experiences: Risk communication, social learning and storyboard exercise

Lessons learned from ACCCA workshop in Cape Town

- The risks communicated by communities are usually 'peripheral' in that they often point to issues that are exacerbated by climate change as the...

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Normative Agency

Norms, both legal or customary/social norms, work as a coordinating mechanism for society, in that they contain prescriptions for behaviour in view of shared social space.

Norms can be...

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Mapping vulnerability

Overview

Translating indicators of vulnerability for specific exposure units/stresses (e.g populations at risk of drought) into vulnerability maps, and then defining hotspots and indicators of...

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Lessons learned in the field: thinking about the content for risk communication

'Awareness was necessary before implementing any adaptive measures, as there was a general lack of information on climate risk in the community', Nepal ACCCA Pilot Action.

Learned lessons...

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ENDA Community Adaptation Pilot Action Programme

ENDA has been developing a network of pilot action projects across different ecosystems in Sub-Saharan Africa. These began in 2007 in the Upper Zambezi floodplain region of western Zambia...

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Step 4: Analyzing the Impacts of Climate Change

Climate related stresses can cause major adverse impacts on several sectors, including food production and agriculture, human health, and water availability, quality and accessibility, among...

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Content of the communication: risk

We now need to give some thought to the content of the messages about climate risks that we wish to communicate. This is where we face the challenge of conveying meaning between people with...

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Mediation

Assessment of climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation requires a combination of generic and context-specific knowledge. Currently, the availability of such knowledge in Europe is...

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Adaptation Fund: Reducing GLOF risks

Status: Approved

Project approved for funding by the Adaptation Fund Board, June 2010

Project Description

As glaciers retreat due to increasing temperatures glacial lakes start to...

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