The Network for Anthropologies of Forecasting Weather and Climate
Climate Services 3 (Adaptation Futures Session)
21 June 09:15
2.65, Cape Town International Convention Centre
The Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), established in 2009, recommends that the engagement of climate information developers and users apply a co-design and co-production approach in the packaging and dissemination of climate information to enhance the quality, quantity and application of climate services and thus build resilience. This session will present and discuss different approaches for these engagements as well as the relevance, effectiveness and limitations of the methodologies applied in different regions of the world.
Shona Paterson, University College Cork, Ireland: Is there a right way to assess climate risk?
Sara De Wit, University Of Oxford, United Kingdom: Victims or Masters of Adaptation? How the idea of adaptation to climate change travels to northern Tanzania
Benjamin Malunda, University Of Fort Hare, South Africa: Using the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) for short-term drought, a review.
Louise Beveridge, University Of Leeds, United Kingdom: Climate-informed and locally relevant adaptation strategies: a possibility or a paradox?
James Hansen, Columbia University, United States: Can rural climate services meet context-specific needs, and still be scalable? Experience in Rwanda