In mid-September the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group (CKB) released a Manifesto to save us from drowning in all the climate change-related information that is out there. As society is only now grasping the full extent to which our lives, jobs and environment are sensitive to a changing climate, effective decision making is needed more urgently in many area than ever before. At least, if we want to continue building a climate resilient future.
The “Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto” is a milestone publication and call for joint action to meet the massive climate knowledge challenges ahead in the post-Paris world. On September 17th, the Manifesto was officially presented at an event in London .
“Our vision is of a world in which
people make climate sensitive
decisions fully informed by the best
available climate knowledge. We
believe effective climate knowledge
brokers are essential to achieving
this vision, so have established CKB
as an ongoing peer support group.
We are collaboration-minded and
seek to engage with users of climate
knowledge, with funders or potential
funders of climate knowledge
activities and services, and of course
with those who identify themselves
as climate knowledge brokers.”
The Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto was developed in a collaborative process with the vision of a world in which people make climate sensitive decisions fully informed by the best available climate knowledge. It explains that users of climate-related knowledge require access to information that is tailored to a myriad of specific circumstances, and the essential role climate knowledge brokers play in delivering this. It is only through collaboration that climate knowledge brokers will meet this complexity of user needs effectively.