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Climate services and communication for development: The role of early career researchers in advancing the debate

Donkor, Felix Kwabena, Howarth, Candice, Ebhuoma, Eromose, Daly, Meaghan, Vaughan, Catherine, Pretorius, Lulu, Mambo, Julia, MacLeod, Dave, Kythreotis, Andrew, Jones, Lindsey , Grainger, Sam, Golding, Nicola and Anderson Araujo, 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.

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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
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
Donkor, Felix Kwabena
Ebhuoma, Eromose
Daly, Meaghan
Vaughan, Catherine
Pretorius, Lulu
Mambo, Julia
MacLeod, Dave
Kythreotis, Andrew
Jones, Lindsey
Grainger, Sam
Golding, Nicola
Anderson Araujo, Julio
Date : 21 May 2019
DOI : 10.1080/17524032.2019.1596145
Copyright Disclaimer : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Environmental Communication on 21/05/2019, available online:
Uncontrolled Keywords : Climate services; Early career researchers; Climate communication; Knowledge co-production; Interdisciplinary
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 02 May 2019 11:49
Last Modified : 04 Sep 2019 12:50

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