Evaluating and Improving Co-production of Climate Science Knowledge

Lead CCASS Contact: Alison Meadow

Climate science integrators are climate scientists who specialize in helping decision-makers incorporate and integrated best available climate science into their decision-making.  Using two case studies of “engaged research” by the Department of Interior's Southwest Climate Science Center, researchers developed an evaluative framework for the coproduction of usable climate science. Using resulting insights, a set of indicators of successful coproduction of knowledge (regarding context, process, output, outcome, and impact) is being developed.  They also present five approaches that can lead to collaborative success in the development of effective climate services: Action research, transdisciplinarity, rapid assessment process, participatory integrated assessment, and boundary organizations.

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