Climate services for addressing climate change: Iindication of a climate livable city in China

Yu-Jie, Wang and Yu, Chen and Hewitt, Chris ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4718-4009 and Wei-Hua, Ding and Lian-Chun, Song and Wan-Xiu, Ai and Zhen-Yun, Han and Xiu-Cang, Li and Zi-Li, Huang (2021) Climate services for addressing climate change: Iindication of a climate livable city in China. Advances in Climate Change Research. pp. 1-17. ISSN 1674-9278

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Abstract

China, like many countries, is under great pressure to reduce climate change and adapt to current situations while simultaneously undertaking economic development and transformation. This study takes advantage of climate opportunities and provides a new concept and mode of urban climate services in order to address climate change. Eighteen indicators based on climate and climate-related variables were used to provide an assessment, in the form of an index, of how livable a city is depending on prevailing climatic conditions. The resulting index can also be used to investigate how recent and future changes in the climatic conditions could affect livability. All Chinese cities and regions share the common goals of promoting low-carbon development, improving resilience against climate change, and integrating economic growth with climate actions. Climate services have been developed in China to provide decision-makers this measure of livability. Such a move facilitates sustainable development alongside economic growth by aiding government efforts in climate adaptation and low-carbon development. Our approach represents multidisciplinary and demand-driven research on adaptation to and the impacts of regional climate change, thereby transforming climate science into a climate service and ensuring that climate information can be provided in a scientific, practical, and customized way for policy-makers. The outputs can be used locally to take concrete climate actions and integrate climate services into decision-making processes.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Applied Climate Sciences (1 Aug 2018 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Applied Climate Sciences (1 Aug 2018 -)
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2021 00:59
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2021 01:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate services; Addressing climate change; Climate livable city; China
Fields of Research (2008): 04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040104 Climate Change Processes
Fields of Research (2020): 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4101 Climate change impacts and adaptation > 410199 Climate change impacts and adaptation not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.accre.2021.07.006
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42932

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