Climate Services and Communication for Development: The Role of Early Career Researchers in Advancing the Debate

Donkor, Felix Kwabena and Howarth, Candice and Ebhuoma, Eromose and Daly, Meaghan and Vaughan, Catherine and Pretorius, Lulu and Mambo, Julia and MacLeod, Dave and Kythreotis, Andrew and Jones, Lindsey and Grainger, Sam and Golding, Nicola and Anderson, Julio Araujo (2019) Climate Services and Communication for Development: The Role of Early Career Researchers in Advancing the Debate. Environmental Communication . pp. 1-6. ISSN 1752-4032

Full content URL: http://doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2019.1596145

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Climate services entail providing timely and tailored climate information to end-users in order to facilitate and improve decision-making processes. Climate services are instrumental in socio-economic development and benefit substantially from interdisciplinary collaborations, particularly when including Early Career Researchers (ECRs). This commentary critically discusses deliberations from an interdisciplinary workshop involving ECRs from the United Kingdom and South Africa in 2017, to discuss issues in climate adaptation and climate services development in water resources, food security and agriculture. Outcomes from the discussions revolved around key issues somewhat marginalized within the broader climate service discourse. This commentary discusses what constitutes “effective” communication, framings (user framings, mental models, narratives, co-production) and ethical dimensions in developing climate services that can best serve end-users. It also reflects on how ECRs can help tackle these important thematic areas and advance the discourse on climate services.

Keywords:Climate services; early career researchers; climate communication; knowledge co-production; interdisciplinary
Subjects:L Social studies > L217 Environmentalism
Divisions:College of Science > School of Geography
ID Code:36042
Deposited On:22 May 2019 10:06

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