Climate information for adaptation

This project builds on earlier CCCEP research on adaptation decision-making and developing climate science. It continues our long-standing interest in exploring ways to best manage climate risk in the context of uncertain and potentially rapid climate change.

In this phase of the work we plan to bring the findings from our earlier research work closer to decision-makers, through comparative work between the UK and countries in either Africa or South Asia. Working with adaptation practitioners, we will explore how different decision-making heuristics and climate service applications can inform adaptation planning, paying particular attention to the role of political economy and institutional contexts in determining the level of action. The work also builds on phase one research on climate science by developing a framework to investigate the quality of climate information for adaptation and empirically testing it.

The research leaders for this project are Declan Conway and Suraje Dessai

Working papers