Climate Services Supporting DRR and CAA under a post-2015 agenda

11:15 Tuesday 28 May

OC030

Room S13

 

Roger Street (United Kingdom) 1; Carlo Buontempo (United Kingdom) 2; Jaroslav Mysiak (Italy) 3; Eleni Karali (Greece) 4; Mário Pulquério (Portugal) 5; Virginia Murray (United Kingdom) 6; Rob Swart (Netherlands) 7

1 - Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford; 2 - Copernicus Climate Change Service, ECMWF; 3 - Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change and Ca' Foscari University of Venice; 4 - Directorate of Natural Environment Management and Biodiversity, Department of Protected Areas; 5 - CE3C - Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa; 6 - Extreme Events and Health Protection, Public Health England; 7 - Wageningen Environmental Research

The post-2015 agenda comprised of the Paris Agreement, Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, UN Agenda 2030, the Agenda for Humanity and the New Urban Agenda provides a more comprehensive resilience agenda signalling both challenges and opportunities for climate services. These arise as there is now more than ever increased interest in building coherence in actions across these different but strongly overlapping policy and practice areas. It is recognised that knowledge and evidence supporting related decisions and actions, including through targeted and relevant climate services consistent with this coherence, will be critical.

This presentation will focus on exploring the challenges for climate services supporting this post-2015 agenda. It reflects on the role for climate services foreseen within these agreements and frameworks in terms of supporting action and explores what this means for the future development of climate services and the associated market. In doing so this presentation draws on recent discussions involving representative policy-makers and practitioners that are delivering the post-2015 agenda, as well as climate services providers, purveyors and the associated research communities. These discussions focused on better understanding the existing capabilities and potential for climate services to support actions from both demand and supply perspectives, and where there is a need for further development. As a result, the presentation also points to opportunities for the development of climate services that can support this comprehensive agenda, along with the further development of the climate services public and private market. These include links between disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and implications for specific sectors, such as public health, that can provide impetus and a focus for effective climate services support action across the post-2015 agenda.