Module 2: What’s at stake?

Module 2.4: Climate change information supply chain

So the risks we face in the changing climate are diverse, complex and characterized by uncertainty. In the face of this complexity, knowledge translation and knowledge sharing between climate scientists – the producers of climate information – and professionals such as yourselves – the consumers of climate information – is critical.

In Module 1, we explored some examples of the kinds of information being shared by two of Canada’s key climate knowledge producers – the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium or PCIC for short, and the Quebec-based Ouranos.  Here in Module 2.4, we shall consider the “supply chain” of climate change information, and the role of practitioners within it:

Video attribution: “Climate Change Adaptation Fundamentals – Module 2.4: Climate change information supply chain” by Stewart Cohen, Climate Change Fundamentals, Adaptation Learning Network is licensed under CC BY 4.0. The images used in the slides in the video are not CC BY.


Identify one concrete thing you could do in your work to improve access to, translation or flow of climate information.

Preparing for Module 3

In Module 3, you will see presentations and resources on both Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation. To prepare for the next Module, review the Module 3 Learning Goals and take a look at the Readings and Resources.


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