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Titre : The intersection of climate science and risk.
Nom du conférencier : Prof Bruce Hewitson
Son affiliation : DST Research Chair in Climate Change Climate System Analysis Group Dept. Environmental & Geographical Sc. University of Cape Town
Laboratoire organisateur : LMD
Date et heure : 11-03-2015 11h00
Lieu : Salle PMC 2e étage
Résumé :

The co-chair of WG2 in the IPCC once noted that the AR5 was about moving from "climate change is real" to "here is the information you need to make decisions". A laudable objective, yet this remains a knowledge chasm that undermines the decision-scale response to our confident understanding of anthropogenic forcing on the climate system. Bridging this chasm is a non-trivial issue that necessitates a re-evaluation of the "science first" operational mode; the "linear supply chain" perspective. Emerging perspectives are beginning to consider a range of "Co-" words; co-production, co-exploration, co-design, co-define. These are all related to a question of adding to existing science: that is, adding partnerships to address questions that cannot be addressed within the traditional discipline-specific communities. The "information distillation dilemma" epitomizes this challenge, and represents an ntersection of communities ranging from those separated within physical science, and with those that seek to address risk management.

Contact :

Arnaud Dumas