Source: Small Island Developing States
14 June 2018: The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) has launched a preview of an online guidance tool seeking to support the design of effective climate services. The guidance aims to enable coordination, collaboration and communication between scientists and decision makers to use climate information in adaptation planning.
The guidance titled, ‘Climate in Tandem,’ seeks to help providers, intermediaries and users to collectively design climate services.
The guidance will provide user-friendly information on the most current and relevant tools, data, methods, approaches and case studies related to climate change adaptation. It also aims to improve the design of climate services, so they are tailored to users’ needs, and increase the use of climate information in adaptation decision making. The process envisioned by the guidance involves three stages: scoping, co-design, and uptake and use. These are linked to the four cross-cutting themes of: communication; capacity building; monitoring, evaluation and learning; and funding.
The tool is still a work in progress in the early stages of development. Its functionality and content are continuously being improved to incorporate recent research, practices, technologies and experiences, and SEI invites feedback from users. The guidance is built on the weADAPT.org platform, and is funded by contributions from the adaptation and climate services communities. [WeADAPT Press Release]