Advancing climate services in South Asia

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Daron, J., Soares, M. Bruno, Janes, T., Colledge, F., Srinivasan, G., Agarwal, A., Hewitt, C., Richardson, K., Nepal, S., Shrestha, M. Singh, Rasul, G., Suckall, N., Harrison, B., Oakes, R. L. and Corbelli, D.. 2022. "Advancing climate services in South Asia." Climate Services. 26, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cliser.2022.100295
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Advancing climate services in South Asia

ERA Journal ID212081
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsDaron, J. (Author), Soares, M. Bruno (Author), Janes, T. (Author), Colledge, F. (Author), Srinivasan, G. (Author), Agarwal, A. (Author), Hewitt, C. (Author), Richardson, K. (Author), Nepal, S. (Author), Shrestha, M. Singh (Author), Rasul, G. (Author), Suckall, N. (Author), Harrison, B. (Author), Oakes, R. L. (Author) and Corbelli, D. (Author)
Journal TitleClimate Services
Journal Citation26, pp. 1-9
Article Number100295
Number of Pages9
Year2022
PublisherElsevier BV
Place of PublicationNetherlands
ISSN2405-8807
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cliser.2022.100295
Web Address (URL)https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405880722000139
Abstract

Many communities in South Asia are highly exposed and vulnerable to weather and climate hazards, and climate services play an important role in managing present and future climate risks. Here we take stock of ongoing climate service activities under the Asia Regional Resilience to a Changing Climate (ARRCC) Met Office Partnership programme. ARRCC aims to strengthen climate resilience in South Asia through co-producing weather and climate services, building institutional capacities, and enhancing coordination across the region and in focal countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. We identify what is working well and challenges that remain in the provision and uptake of climate services, focusing on examples of applying seasonal forecasts, sea-level rise projections, and extreme rainfall information for hydropower decisions. We demonstrate the value of building equitable and sustainable partnerships, enhancing knowledge sharing, strengthening evaluation, and approaches that combine model information within a decision-centred framework. Based on experiences in ARRCC, we find that climate information alone is often insufficient to meet decision-maker needs, and discuss the role for new climate impact services that integrate climate information with knowledge and tools on climate impacts and vulnerabilities.

KeywordsPartnerships; Knowledge-sharing; Co-production; Capacity building; Climate risk
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020370299. Climate change science not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsMet Office, United Kingdom
Regional Integrated Multi-hazard Early Warning System, Thailand
Centre for Applied Climate Sciences
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Nepal
University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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