Communicating uncertainty in seasonal and interannual climate forecasts in Europe: organisational needs and preferences

Research article by Andrea Taylor, Suraje Dessai, Wändi Bruine de Bruin on 10 Nov 2015

Seasonal climate forecasts of European winters now outperform historical averages.If the quality of seasonal and interannual forecasts continues to improve, their use is likely to increase. A challenge for forecast providers will be to communicate the uncertainty inherent in these forecasts to a wider audience. We report the results of a user-needs survey conducted with […]

Testing the effectiveness of climate projections visualisations with adaptation practitioners

Research article by Susanne Lorenz, Suraje Dessai, Piers Forster, Jouni Paavola on 10 Nov 2015

Visualisations are widely used in the communication of climate projections but their effectiveness has rarely been assessed amongst their target audience. To address this we conducted an online survey with 162 local adaptation practitioners in Germany and the UK. We showed that even within a fairly homogenous user group there are clear differences in respondents’ […]

The economic case for low carbon waste management in rapidly growing cities in the developing world: The case of Palembang, Indonesia

Research article by Sarah Colenbrander, Andrew Sudmant, Andy Gouldson on 5 Nov 2015

This study evaluates the carbon and economic performance of low-carbon measures in the waste sector at a city level, within the context of a developing country. Palembang in Indonesia is used as a case of a medium-sized city in a newly industrialized country, with relevance to other similar cities in the developing world.

Impacts of land tenure arrangements on the adaptive capacity of marginalized groups: The case of Ghana’s Ejura Sekyedumase and Bongo districts

Research article by Philip Antwi-Agyei, Andy Dougill, Lindsay Stringer on 5 Nov 2015

This paper employs a participatory mixed-method approach including household questionnaire surveys, key informant interviews, oral narratives and focus group discussions to understand the dynamics of livelihood challenges in 6 dryland farming communities of different vulnerability status in Ghana.