Advancing climate services in South Asia

Daron, J. and Soares, M. Bruno and Janes, T. and Colledge, F. and Srinivasan, G. and Agarwal, A. and Hewitt, C. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4718-4009 and Richardson, K. and Nepal, S. and Shrestha, M. Singh and Rasul, G. and Suckall, N. and Harrison, B. and Oakes, R. L. and Corbelli, D. (2022) Advancing climate services in South Asia. Climate Services, 26:100295. pp. 1-9.

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Abstract

Many communities in South Asia are highly exposed and vulnerable to weather and climate hazards, and climate services play an important role in managing present and future climate risks. Here we take stock of ongoing climate service activities under the Asia Regional Resilience to a Changing Climate (ARRCC) Met Office Partnership programme. ARRCC aims to strengthen climate resilience in South Asia through co-producing weather and climate services, building institutional capacities, and enhancing coordination across the region and in focal countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. We identify what is working well and challenges that remain in the provision and uptake of climate services, focusing on examples of applying seasonal forecasts, sea-level rise projections, and extreme rainfall information for hydropower decisions. We demonstrate the value of building equitable and sustainable partnerships, enhancing knowledge sharing, strengthening evaluation, and approaches that combine model information within a decision-centred framework. Based on experiences in ARRCC, we find that climate information alone is often insufficient to meet decision-maker needs, and discuss the role for new climate impact services that integrate climate information with knowledge and tools on climate impacts and vulnerabilities.


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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: 09 May 2022 01:11
Last Modified: 09 May 2022 01:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: Partnerships; Knowledge-sharing; Co-production; Capacity building; Climate risk
Fields of Research (2020): 37 EARTH SCIENCES > 3702 Climate change science > 370299 Climate change science not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cliser.2022.100295
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48167

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