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    Climate Services and Communication for Development: The Role of Early Career Researchers in Advancing the Debate


    Kwabena Donkor, Felix and Howarth, Candice and Ebhuoma, Eromose and Daly, Meaghan and Vaughan, Catherine and Pretorius, Lulu and Mambo, Julia and Macleod, Dave and Kythreotis, Andrew and Jones, Lindsey and Grainger, Sam and Golding, Nicola and Araujo Anderson, Julio (2019) Climate Services and Communication for Development: The Role of Early Career Researchers in Advancing the Debate. Environmental Communication, 13 (5). pp. 561-566. ISSN 1752-4032

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    Abstract

    Climate services entail providing timely and tailored climate information to end-users in order to facilitate and improve decision-making processes. Climate services are instrumental in socio-economic development and benefit substantially from interdisciplinary collaborations, particularly when including Early Career Researchers (ECRs). This commentary critically discusses deliberations from an interdisciplinary workshop involving ECRs from the United Kingdom and South Africa in 2017, to discuss issues in climate adaptation and climate services development in water resources, food security and agriculture. Outcomes from the discussions revolved around key issues somewhat marginalized within the broader climate service discourse. This commentary discusses what constitutes “effective” communication, framings (user framings, mental models, narratives, co-production) and ethical dimensions in developing climate services that can best serve end-users. It also reflects on how ECRs can help tackle these important thematic areas and advance the discourse on climate services.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: : Felix Kwabena Donkor, Candice Howarth, Eromose Ebhuoma, Meaghan Daly, Catherine Vaughan, Lulu Pretorius, Julia Mambo, Dave MacLeod, Andrew Kythreotis, Lindsey Jones, Sam Grainger, Nicola Golding & Julio Araujo Anderson (2019) Climate Services and Communication for Development: The Role of Early Career Researchers in Advancing the Debate, Environmental Communication, 13:5, 561-566, DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2019.1596145
    Keywords: Climate services; early career researchers; climate communication; knowledge co-production; interdisciplinary;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units, ICARUS
    Item ID: 13801
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2019.1596145
    Depositing User: Sam Grainger
    Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2021 17:23
    Journal or Publication Title: Environmental Communication
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
    Refereed: Yes
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