Session D7: Climate Services developments in the frame of CORDEX and their transferability

Convener

Claas Teichmann, Armelle Reca Remedio

Rapporteur: Benjamin Harrison

Session summary

Climate Services allow societies to build resilience to future change and take advantage of opportunities provided by favorable conditions. In this session, we will stimulate the dialogue on climate services in connection with CORDEX and related communities. The aims are: assess CORDEX activities and climate service needs and expectations; highlight climate services developments; and explore potential transferability. We solicit presenters that address best practices on the use of CORDEX products for climate service purposes; collaborations on co-development of climate services and visions on CORDEX integration in climate service developments. We look forward to receiving your contribution.

Contact

Claas Teichmann

Oral presentations
Chairs: Claas Teichmann & Armelle Reca Remedio

14.00 Introductory presentation
14.10 Presentations:

15.10 Workshop session
15.40 Reporting of discussion round topics
15.55 Wrap-up

Session Description

Climate Services allow societies to build resilience to future change and take advantage of opportunities provided by favorable conditions. They involve the production, translation, transfer, and use of climate knowledge and information in climate-informed decision making and climate-smart policy and planning. Large parts of the information on climate change are based on CORDEX activities whose goals include the support of climate impact, adaptation and climate service communities via the provision of relevant data.

Climate Services are being established in all regions of the world. They are brought together, e.g., by the Climate Services Partnership (CSP), an informal, interdisciplinary network of climate information users, providers, donors and researchers.

In this session, we will continue to stimulate the dialogue on climate services in connection with CORDEX and its related communities. Following the well attended interactive workshop session during the CORDEX-ICRC 20161, the aim of this year’s session is to assess whether CORDEX activities and climate service needs and expectations can still be matched as well as to highlight the developments of climate services during the last three years and explore their potential transferability (especially between sectors and regions). We solicit presenters that address for instance: best practices on how CORDEX products were recently used for climate service purposes; existing collaborations on co-development of climate services with relevant stakeholders and policymakers; as well as visions on how CORDEX can be further integrated in climate service developments in the near future. As a part of the session, we aim to actively exchange experiences on climate services based on CORDEX data in different regions and discuss their transferability to other CORDEX regions and sectors.

We look forward to receiving your contribution and to the session. For more information please contact Claas Teichmann

  1. http://www.icrc-cordex2016.org/images/pdf/Notes-Session-D1.pdf