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Titel (primär) From assessment to service: Making knowledge usable - lessons from TEEB
Titel (sekundär) Impacts World 2013, International Conference on Climate Change Effects, May 27-30, Potsdam
Autor Aicher, C.; Beck, S.;
Erscheinungsjahr 2013
Department OEKON; UPOL;
Sprache englisch;
POF III (gesamt) T12;
Keywords IPCC; TEEB; science-policy interface
UFZ Querschnittsthemen RU6;
Abstract Events such as the Rio+20 conference demonstrate that the demand for policy relevant knowledge is growing when it comes to address the grand challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss. While there is already a lot of information about causes and impacts of global change available, this information is not simply “usable” in that sense that it does not automatically meet the changing needs of decision makers. Many politicians, researchers, and government officials are calling for the creation of Climate Service that will support decision-making for adapt-ing to a changing climate. The rational of providing service is to create and provide authoritative, credible, usable and dependable science-based information. TEEB pursues the same goals. While the establishment of climate ser-vice is pretty much in its infancy until now, TEEB has been already successful in providing “useful” knowledge. In this paper, we explore how TEEB was able to meet the challenge of providing usable knowledge. This requires to examine and readapt methods and approaches to the production, dissemination and translation of assessment outputs. TEEB turned out as “usable” when it was able to reconcile the research agendas with decision makers' information needs and to include social and political dimensions of the problems at stake. The concluding session, we ask what lessons can be learnt from TEEB to make climate services usable.
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Aicher, C., Beck, S. (2013):
From assessment to service: Making knowledge usable - lessons from TEEB
Impacts World 2013, International Conference on Climate Change Effects, May 27-30, Potsdam
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